News Archive

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.


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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 ��

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 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)

Summer Events and Exhibitions 2018

20th Jun 2018

A exciting range of events and exhibitions are coming to The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum, Salisbury this summer. 

A Midsummer Nights Dream – Outdoor Theatre

In the stunning surroundings of The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum Gardens in Salisbury, Quantum Theatre presents a magical production of one of Shakespeare’s best loved and enduring comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Doors open at 5pm, so bring a picnic.  Rugs and low-backed chairs welcome.  Performance goes ahead no matter the weather (part of the fun!) so dress accordingly.

Event Details
  Friday 20th July 2018
Time:  Doors open for picnics: 5pm, Performance:  7.30pm 
Length:  Approx 1 hour 45 minutes plus interval.
Location:  The Rifle Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum’s riverside garden
Tickets & Prices:  Adults: £12, Child: £8, Family (4 people): £32
Go to or call Quantum Theatre Box Office 0845 450 5157 (please do not contact the museum).


WW1 at the Rifles – FREE Family Event

Back by popular demand, a fascinating FREE family event is returning to The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum in Salisbury this Summer.  WW1 at The Rifles will explore life at end of the First World War to find out what happened to soldiers and civilians as their wartime lives ended.

Taking place on Thursday 26th July 2018, 10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30 – 3pm, there will be fun and fascinating hands-on challenges, dressing-up and period photographs to take home.  In addition to the day’s activities, children who attend the event can also visit the museum for FREE on the day.

The event will take place in the museum’s stunning riverside garden, indoors if raining.

Event Details
  Thursday 26th July 2018
10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30 – 3pm
  Family Event: FREE to all
Museum admission:
Children - children who attend the event have FREE entry to the museum on the day; Adults - admission charges apply.
Age Range:
  Suitable for all ages.
  All children must be accompanied by an adult.


I am a Rifleman – Touring Exhibition

The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum in Salisbury is delighted to announce the opening of a temporary exhibition which tells the extraordinary story of Britain’s largest infantry Regiment; The Rifles.  The exhibition called I am a Rifleman provides a glimpse into the experiences and achievements of soldiers from the Regiment.


In the Rifles Regiment, success is based on four core values around their ethos: Innovation, Mutual Respect, Self-Discipline and Forward-Thinking.  This exhibition enables visitors to immerse themselves in twelve stories that bring these four core values to life. Using individual accounts, images and mementoes, I am a Rifleman shows what it means to be a soldier in The Rifles today.


Event Details

Date:  Friday 3 August – Saturday 8 September 2018

Admission:  Normal admission charges apply.