News Archive

Bethany Joyce new Assistant Curator

7th Nov 2018

Bethany has taken up the appointment of Assistant Curator.  She has come from working on a Heritage Lottery Funded Project in Portsmouth.

Battle of Amiens 100 years ago today...

Battle of Amiens 100 years ago today...

8th Aug 2018

Battle of Amiens 100 years ago today. This is a diary entry from our Archive collection. It was written by Private Cash who served with the 2nd Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment on the morning of 8th August 1918. According to the war diaries, the 2nd Battalion were positioned about 50km north west of Amiens at Abbeville in France, but they still felt the effects of the battle.

It reads
"8th August
Stuff flying about in night. Raid on area our left."

We think this diary was kept in Private Cash’s pocket and written at the time of the battle. 

Private Cash survived the war.

New Exhibition Open Today...

3rd Aug 2018

OPEN TODAY...New fascinating exhibition “I am a Rifleman” opens today at The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire museum, telling the extraordinary stories of those who served the Rifles regiment.

3 August - 8 September 2018

What a Smashing Day...

2nd Aug 2018

What a smashing day. Thanks Salisbury Journal.

http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/16382093.in-pictures-family-fun-at-the-rifles-museum/

 

#lovesalisbury #TrowMuseum

Cool Venue

2nd Aug 2018

The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum - Scorchio on the outside, Cool on the inside :0).

If you're looking for a venue for all the family, away from the heat and sunshine, then look no further! We've got all you need - trails, dressing-up, a cool shady garden perfect for picnics (and a breather) as well as fascinating objects. Stay cool.

 

On Today...FREE Family Event

26th Jul 2018

ON TODAY...FREE Family Event at The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum.  Lovely shady garden setting, looking at what happened to soldiers and civilians once the First World War ended.  Lots to do and perfect for picnics.

Thursday 26 July 2018
10.30am-12.30pm & 1.30-3pm
Drop-in, suitable for all ages.

We're on the Telly...

26th Jul 2018

More information about our FREE Family Event on TODAY ��

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K39Ue2aS2Zc

Thursday 26 July 2018

One Week To Go...

19th Jul 2018

ONE WEEK TO GO...until our FREE family event WW1 at the Rifles. Lots of fun, hands-on challenges, dressing-up and period photos to take home, all about what life was like when First World War ended.

Suitable for all ages, drop-in so no need to book, it's outdoors in the museum's garden (indoors if wet) which has plenty of space for your own picnic too.

 

Thursday 26 July 2018
10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30-3pm

Outdoor Theatre Tickets - Friday 20th July 2018

18th Jul 2018

Roll up! Roll up! Get your tickets for A Midsummer Night's Dream performance tomorrow night (Friday 20th July 2018), here at the museum, in what promises to be a relaxed evening in a stunning setting. Make the most of the weather while you can :0).

For details and tickets contact Quantum Theatre at www.quantumtheatre.co.uk or call 0845 450 5157

#lovesalisbury #salisburyisopen

Object Showcase - New Object on Display

Object Showcase - New Object on Display

21st Jun 2018

A new object is now on display in our Objects Showcase. It is a Shako helmet worn by the 99th Regiment of Foot around 1860. Find out more about its design, what is it made of and why there is a funny little person on the back! :0)