News Archive

We are now OPEN

We are now OPEN

1st Feb 2018

See our fascinating new exhibition 1918:War and Peace on the final year of the First World War and the dramatic, personal stories of those who took part.

Our New Exhibition Opens 1 February 2018

Our New Exhibition Opens 1 February 2018

30th Jan 2018

A new First World War exhibition at The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum, Salisbury focuses on the Allied victory a century ago in 1918 and on the dramatic, and sometimes tragic, personal stories of the Wiltshire Regiment and Royal Berkshire Regiment soldiers who played their part in it.

1918: War and Peace explains the broad context of an epic year which saw Germany launching a desperate last attempt to win the war but it also looks at the personal cost inflicted by the war on soldiers of both regiments and their families back home. As they found themselves pawns in a huge global conflict, they experienced fear, love, relief, despair and pride.

 

This exhibition is the museum’s final instalment of a four year programme commemorating the First World War.

Runs 1 February - 30 November 2018

One Week To Go...

One Week To Go...

25th Jan 2018

One Week To Go...Until we OPEN!!

Lots has happened since we closed in December. The display cases have had their annual clean and our new temporary exhibition is nearly installed ready for next week.

A HUGE thank you for all our volunteers for their time and help in getting projects complete.

 

Hope to see you on the 1st February.

The Museum is now CLOSED for winter

1st Dec 2017

The museum is now CLOSED for winter until we re-open on 1 February 2018.

We will still be busy behind the scenes.  We'll keep you posted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Day of Opening Tomorrow

Last Day of Opening Tomorrow

29th Nov 2017

Last chance to see our Wiltshires in Gaza 1917 exhibition in addition to our other displays on the history of the Berkshire and Wiltshire regiments. Hope you're able to make it!

We reopen again on Thursday 1 February 2018.

Please visit our Visitor Information webpage for further details:
http://www.thewardrobe.org.uk/museum/visitor-information

 

 

Only 2 weeks to go...

Only 2 weeks to go...

16th Nov 2017

...until we close for our annual winter closure. Last chance to see our Wiltshires in Gaza 1917 exhibition.

Our final day of opening is Thursday 30 November 2017. We will reopen on 1 February 2018. A number projects are planned during the closure. Watch this space for information.

 

Memorial Garden

Memorial Garden

10th Nov 2017

Our memorial garden is looking so peaceful and beautiful at the moment. A perfect place to sit quietly if needed over the weekend.

Entrance is Free to current serving members of UK and Allied Armed Forces and members of the Regimental Association former regiments.

Please visit our website for details http://www.thewardrobe.org.uk/museum/visitor-information

Last Chance To See...

Last Chance To See...

1st Nov 2017

LAST CHANCE TO SEE - Wiltshires in Gaza 1917:The Experiences of a Battalion during World War I exhibition which closes on Thursday 30 November 2017. 

Through diaries, letters, photographs and other interesting items from the collection, the exhibition explores the personal experiences and observations of a local regiment on a conflict that is rarely documented.

Summer Fun at The Rifles

Summer Fun at The Rifles

21st Jul 2017

Looking for something to do over the Summer holidays? 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!

 

 

 

New Pest Monitoring Programme at The Rifles.

New Pest Monitoring Programme at The Rifles.

4th Jul 2017

New sticky insect traps, or blunder traps, have been placed at various points around the building. We'll check these every 3 months to see if there's anything that may cause damage to the collections, for example clothes moth or woolly bear (carpet beetle larvae). Any information we gather will help us further improve the care of our collections.