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A Huge Thank You...

A Huge Thank You...

25th Apr 2017

…to all those who attended Your County Needs You! family event over Easter. What a fantastic morning. Learning lots while having fun. A huge thank you to Trowbridge Museum for a fantastic workshop and Heritage Lottery Fund for making it possible.

FREE Family Fun Drop-In Event...TOMORROW (Thursday 13 April).

FREE Family Fun Drop-In Event...TOMORROW (Thursday 13 April).

12th Apr 2017

Looking for something fun to do tomorrow?  Come to the Rifles Berkshire & Wiltshire Museum, Salisbury for a fascinating and fun morning of events understanding what it was like to enlist or be a nurse in 1917.  Suitable for all ages.  All children attending the event get FREE entry to the museum on the day.

FREE

All Ages

Thurs 13 April 2017, 10.30am-12.30pm

FREE Family Fun Drop-In Event...THIS THURSDAY 13th April.

10th Apr 2017

Your County Needs You! - Join our fun 1917 Recruitment station to see what it was like to enlist during World War I or experience life as a Voluntary Aid Detachment Nurse.

All children attending the event get FREE entry to the museum on the day.

FREE
All Ages
Thurs 13 April 2017, 10.30am-12.30pm

Research Enquiries Team at NEC Birmingham

Research Enquiries Team at NEC Birmingham

7th Apr 2017

Our Research Enquiries Team is currently busy at the Who Do You Think We Are? Live 2017 at the NEC Birmingham, which is on now until 8th April.

Any questions about family history links to the Royal Berkshire or Wiltshire Regiments, or if you wish to say hello, find us at the “Military Checkpoint” area.

For further information about this event or to get tickets, please go to the Who Do You Think You Are? website www.whodoyouthinkyouarelive.com

 

 

 

 

A New Exhibition to Open...

A New Exhibition to Open...

30th Mar 2017

A New Exhibition called “A Child’s War” will open at the Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum, Salisbury from Saturday 8 April – Saturday 3 June 2017. It will look at how the First World War affected children in Wiltshire and includes fascinating stories about boy soldiers, fundraising, school life, and Scouts.

The display uses documents and archival material from the county including collections from our museum. Part of the Wiltshire at War Community series. For more information please go to our Visitor Information webpage.

FREE Family Drop-In Event...Only 2 Weeks Today!

FREE Family Drop-In Event...Only 2 Weeks Today!

30th Mar 2017

Your County Needs You!  Could YOU be a First World War hero as a soldier or nurse? Join our fun 1917 Recruitment Station and experience what it was like to join-up or learn how to treat injured soldiers. All children attending the event get FREE entry to the museum.

Thursday 13 April 2017, 10.30am-12.30pm, Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum, Salisbury. www.thewardrobe.org.uk

 

 

 

 

FREE Fun Family Drop-In Event...3 Weeks Today

FREE Fun Family Drop-In Event...3 Weeks Today

23rd Mar 2017

Fun Family Drop-In Event…3 weeks today!

Your County Needs You! … at The Rifles Museum on Thursday, 13th April for a fascinating, fun and FREE look at the First World War with Trowbridge Museum and their WW1 recruitment workshop.

Discover what happened when men volunteered for King and Country then have your photograph taken in uniform – the perfect memento for your sweetheart back home – or try on a nurse’s outfit and experience life as a Voluntary Aid Detachment nurse – only for those with a strong constitution!

FREE Family Drop-In*

All Ages

Thursday 13 April 2017, 10am-12.30pm

All children attending get FREE entry to the Rifles Museum on the day

*Children 16 years and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Today is Tofrek Day...

Today is Tofrek Day...

22nd Mar 2017

Today is Tofrek Day…marking the anniversary when the Berkshire Regiment became the Royal Berkshire Regiment, or to be precise the Princess Charlotte of Wales’ Royal Berkshire Regiment as it was known.  The Royal title was granted after the 1st Battalion were victorious from an unplanned attack during the Battle of Tofrek in Sudan, 22 March 1885.  As part of the new title the Regiment’s facings changed from white to blue.  Today we’re flying the Royal Berkshire flag – blue background with gold Chinese dragon motif – at the museum in honour of the occasion.  For more information on Tofrek Day visit our website:

http://www.thewardrobe.org.uk/research/history-of-regiments/the-berkshire-regiment-1881-1885-the-royal-berkshire-regiment-1885-1959

Closing Early Tomorrow (Thursday 23 February 2017)

22nd Feb 2017

The museum will be closing early tomorrow, Thursday 23 February 2017, for one day only.  Last admission will be at 3.45pm, doors closing at 4.30pm. 

Normal opening times, 10am-5pm, will resume from Friday 24th February 2017.  Please see our Visitor Information page for details.

New Exhibition Open

New Exhibition Open

2nd Feb 2017

A new Temporary Exhibition is now open. Called the "Wiltshires in Gaza 1917: The Experiences of a Battalion during World War I", the exhibition tells the story of the Third Battle of Gaza in the Middle East from the perspective of the 1st/ 4th Battalion of the Wiltshire Regiment.

Through diaries, letters, photographs and other interesting items from the collection, the exhibition will explore the personal experiences and observations of a local regiment on a conflict that is rarely documented.  It will run until 30 November 2017.