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The Museum Re-Opens

The Museum Re-Opens

1st Feb 2016

Today, 1st February, the museum has re-opened after our winter break. During this time, we have been busy carrying out essential conservation work to the displays – something we can only do when we are closed to the public. This involved careful cleaning of the artefacts and the cases themselves.

We have also been working hard over the last few months on our new Temporary Exhibition for 2016 – The Battle of the Somme, which took place 100 years ago in 1916.

Both The Royal Berkshire Regiment and The Wiltshire Regiment took part from the first day of The Somme.

On display are photographs, artefacts, uniforms original archive documents, including an original Trench Orders documents given to soldiers serving at this time.

Also today, is the 9th anniversary since the formation of The Rifles.