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FREE Family Drop-In Event...2 weeks today

FREE Family Drop-In Event...2 weeks today

17th May 2018

TWO WEEKS TO GO...until our Tales from the Trenches FREE Family Event.

Join storyteller and teacher Michael O'Leary for a fascinating insight into a First World War soldier's life, based on diary extracts from our Archive collection.

Children who attend the event can visit the museum for FREE on the day.

Thursday 31 May 2018

10.30am or 11.30am

Drop-In

Suitable for children aged 7 plus, with an accompanying adult.

 

 

Salisbury City of Doves Project

Salisbury City of Doves Project

8th May 2018

We are proud to support our friends at Salisbury Cathedral with our doves display as part of the #SalisburyCityofDoves project.

For more information, go to Salisbury Cathedral website below:

https://www.salisburycathedral.org.uk/news/thousands-white-doves-bring-message-peace-and-hope

 

 

Object Showcase - New Objects on Display

Object Showcase - New Objects on Display

26th Apr 2018

New objects are now on display throughout May in our Objects Showcase.  Beautifully painted ostrich eggs created by Private F Cook, Wiltshire Regiment while posted in South Africa after the second Boer War in 1902.

The eggs are not often on display due to their fragility so catch them while you can :0).

 

Tales from the Trenches - FREE Family Event

Tales from the Trenches - FREE Family Event

24th Apr 2018

A fascinating and captivating FREE family storytelling event is coming to The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum in Salisbury this May Half-Term.

“Tales from the Trenches” will be stories told by storyteller Michael O’Leary who will interpret and retell real-life First World War stories from the museum’s Archive collection, specially for a younger audience.

Drop-in, 2 x 30 minute sessions (10.30am and 11.30am)

Suitable for children aged 7 plus.

All children who attend the event must be accompanied by an adult.

Children who attend the event can visit the museum for FREE on the day.

 

 

Volunteers Needed...

Volunteers Needed...

18th Apr 2018

Could you be a volunteer at The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum? 
  • You would become part of a dedicated and enthusiastic team of volunteers who contribute enormously to the functioning of the museum. 
  • We offer a variety of roles including working with Visitor Services team on the Front Desk, working with our Research Enquiries team or help to maintain our beautiful riverside garden. 

  • Whether you can offer time once a week, fortnightly or monthly our volunteering options are flexible and can be arranged to suit you.

  • If you are over 18 and are able to offer your time then please do get in touch.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Front Desk Team

You would be part of a dedicated team of volunteers who welcome and engage with visitors to a high standard of customer care.  The role is a vital one to the museum which involves selling tickets and shop items and operating the till. 

  • No experience required and full training is provided. 

Archives/ Research Enquiries

We are currently looking for volunteers to support the Research Enquiries service.  The service is extremely popular and involves working with our archive collections as well as online databases and other collections. 

  • Ideally, some research experience would be ideal.  Training is provided.

Gardener

We are currently looking for garden volunteers to work in our beautiful riverside garden supporting our garden team.  There are a variety of opportunities to plant, prune and generally maintain this special setting. 

  • Some gardening experience would be preferable but not essential. 

 

For further details or to apply then please contact the Assistant Curator at assistantcurator@thewardrobe.org.uk or call 01722 419419

 

 

A Huge Thank You...

A Huge Thank You...

12th Apr 2018

A HUGE THANK YOU...to everyone who attended the "WW1 at the Rifles" event this morning. What a fantastic time with lots to do and hands-on fun. A massive thank you to Trowbridge Museum Education team for providing such a wonderful event and making it all possible.

If you've missed today don't worry. The team will be back at the museum on Thursday 26th July 2018 for another wonder-filled WW1 morning.

 

Object Showcase - Revealed

Object Showcase - Revealed

10th Apr 2018

Remember the mystery object posted on 22 March? We can reveal the item is...a beautiful handcarved comb.

We believe it was used by the Hadendowa clan who joined the Mahdist uprising against the British and Indian troops in the Sudan, North Africa in 1885. This item was recovered by a Royal Berkshire serviceman soon after the Battle of Tofrek on 22 March 1885.

FREE Family Event - One Week Today

FREE Family Event - One Week Today

5th Apr 2018

ONE WEEK TO GO...until our FREE Easter Family Event WW1 at The Rifles, Thursday 12 April, 10.30am-12.30pm.

Lots to do, hands-on fun and children who attend the event can visit the museum for FREE on the day. Led by Trowbridge Museum Education team.

FREE Easter Family Event - WWI at The Rifles

FREE Easter Family Event - WWI at The Rifles

28th Mar 2018

 

Coming up...FREE Easter Family Event at The Rifles Berkshire & Wiltshire Museum - WWI at The Rifles.

All about the lives of servicemen and civilians at the end of First World War. Lots of fun, hands-on challenges, dressing-up and a photo to take home.  Led by the Trowbridge Museum Education Team.

Children who attend the event can visit the museum for FREE on the day.

Thurs 12th April, 10.30-12.30pm
Drop-in, all welcome.

 

Fun Easter Trails at the Museum

Fun Easter Trails at the Museum

28th Mar 2018

Easter trails start Thursday 29 March and throughout the Easter holidays!! 

Find our sneaky ducks who are hiding amongst our collections or hunt around to find our special eggs to crack a secret code. 

Happy hunting...I hope this duck doesn’t eat all the chocolate!