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Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum

58 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EX, England
+44 1722 419419
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WW1 demob in association with Trowbridge Museum

If interest in Wiltshire and/or Berkshire military history this the place to visit and great way to... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
richardalley3
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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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Proud military history

This is a lovely museum run by volunteers who are more than happy to answer questions. It covers a... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2018
Sue V
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Devon, United Kingdom
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A military museum for the infantry regiments of Berkshire and Wiltshire from 1743 to the present day.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good37%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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58 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EX, England
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+44 1722 419419
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"landmark trust"
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"local regiments"
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"large garden"
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"on display"
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

If interest in Wiltshire and/or Berkshire military history this the place to visit and great way to support a lovely City during these difficult times

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

This is a lovely museum run by volunteers who are more than happy to answer questions. It covers a long history right up to modern times. Also has a stunning rear garden.

Thank Sue V
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Great little museum packed full of items of interest. When we visited (Fri 16th Feb) there was a lovely gent volunteer who had served with the regiment and was happy to share his knowledge of the exhibits etc - sadly we didn't have time to...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

What a place and what a view! Bravo to the Trust for creating this wonderful place to stay in the close. Such fun to have to use a key to enter the Close in the evening. The museum - well what else would you expect...More

Thank RobininBRISTOL
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

The museum tells the history of the two local regiments. The displays are packed full of information and a tremedous range of artifacts, all of which clearly labelled. There is also a beautiful garden to the rear which may be visited All the staff seemed...More

Thank Andrew N
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

This is a great museum for army related history the displays are very good and well looked after. The staff are friendly and very helpful.

Thank Rick H
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

There is a stuffed army mascot dog 'Bobbie of the Berkshires' on display as you walk in that met Queen Victoria! Very nice volunteer man working that day. The upstairs is not open to the public. The museum covers a couple of hundred of years...More

Thank Dave b
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Went in as I have heard so much about this place. Very interesting museum in regards to local military services and what they achieved. Although small and on one level, it is a great length of time and doesn't overwhelm you with too many facts...More

Thank Kande11
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

My father was in the 5th Wiltshire Regiment as a Canloan officer from Normandy to Germany, wounded twice, once very seriously. I have paid for history searches on his British Army Record as we have details of his Canadian service (Attu & Kiska) but little...More

Thank James M
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

We spent a great time here. The ataff were informative and had a good sense of humour! The exhibits were well laid out and easy to follow.For my wife, the toilets were outstanding- so clean!! A welcome change at so many museums!!

Thank David D
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