News Archive

Look Out For Us…

Look Out For Us…

8th Jun 2017

…at the Wiltshire Family History Day at STEAM, Swindon this Saturday 10th June 2017. If you have any questions on family links to the Wiltshire or Berkshire regiments or military queries then we'll be only too happy to help.

For more information please go to the STEAM webpage http://www.steam-museum.org.uk/events/Pages/Wiltshire-Family-History-Day.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed

8th Jun 2017

Your Museum Needs You

Could you be a volunteer at The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum?  You will 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 from the Visitor Services team on the Front Desk to working with collections and maintaining our beautiful riverside garden. 

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

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Visitor Services

You will 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 will involve selling tickets and shop items and operating the till.  Full training is provided. 

We are currently looking for placements on Mondays and Tuesdays, either half or full days. 

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 for an application form then please contact the Assistant Curator at assistantcurator@thewardrobe.org.uk or call 01722 419419, Mondays – Fridays, 8.30am-1.30pm.

Some Tickets Still Available...

Some Tickets Still Available...

24th May 2017

...for this Saturday's "The Emperor's New Clothes" Open Air Performance, in the lovely setting of The Rifle Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum's riverside garden.

Family friendly event, picnics welcome, performance goes ahead whatever the weather (part of the fun!).

Suitable for ages 5+

For tickets and information: https://www.salisburyfestival.co.uk or call 0845 241 9651 (please do not contact the museum).

Part of Salisbury Arts Festival

Half Term Ideas...

24th May 2017

...looking for something to do over the May half term? The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum has everything you need - quizzes, dressing-up and a lovely riverside garden suitable for picnics.

All this while discovering the fascinating history of the Wiltshire and Berkshire Regiments!

For more information either visit our website http://www.thewardrobe.org.uk/home or call 01722 419419

Victoria Cross Hero Commemorated

Victoria Cross Hero Commemorated

2nd May 2017

The Victoria Cross won by James Welch from Stratfield Saye, near Reading, is currently in the collection at The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum, Salisbury and the museum attended the unveiling of a memorial stone in his home village last Saturday 29th April 2017.

 

The special ceremony was held exactly 100 years to the day since Lance Corporal Welch of the Royal Berkshire Regiment won the VC during the Battle of Arras on the Western Front during the First World War. 

The ceremony is part of a nationwide Government project to honour First World War Victoria Cross recipients by laying commemorative paving stones in their birthplaces.

 

 

Open Air Theatre Performance Sat 27 May...

Open Air Theatre Performance Sat 27 May...

2nd May 2017

Part of the Salisbury International Arts Festival.

Following last year’s sell-out performance of Danny the Champion of the World, Festival favourites Illyria present Hans Christian Andersen’s much-loved story, The Emperor’s New Clothes, and will be performed in the garden of The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum, Salisbury.

Two swindlers spin a yarn, the Emperor allows himself to be taken in, and it isn’t long before everyone is stitched up. Only at the Grand Parade on April Fools’ Day is the barefaced cheek of it all revealed.

Picnics are welcome so please bring a rug or your own low-backed seating. The performance goes ahead whatever the weather. Special entry rates apply to The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum for ticket holders during the Festival.

Suitable for ages 5+

Tickets: can be booked at https://www.salisburyfestival.co.uk/detail.php?id=488 or by calling 0845 241 9651 (please do not contact the museum).

Sponsored by

http://www.salisburyfestival.co.uk/user_content/Logos/Fawcetts_Squares_logo_Reflex_Blue.jpg

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