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Address: 58 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EX, England
Phone Number: +44 1722 419419
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Description: Now open Sundays 12-4.30. The military museum of the Berkshire and...
Now open Sundays 12-4.30. The military museum of the Berkshire and Wiltshire regiments is housed on the ground floor of one of the oldest medieval houses in The Close. Wheelchair friendly. Large peaceful garden that leads down to the river with 200 year old Copper Beech tree, and many other plants which our super talented gardener will identify for you. Only £1.50 To visit the garden. For children there is a quiz and children's dressing up area. We are also mentioned in the Haunted Salisbury book as being the most haunted house in Salisbury! There is a small shop area to purchase military related items, pocket money toys and unique war diaries. Family ticket £12.Adult £5 Concessions £4 Children £2. Free to serving members of the Armed Forces. Join the Friends of the Museum for £10 and have free entry for a year. Opening Hours: March-October Monday- Saturday 10-5. Feb & Nov Tues-Sat 10-5. Plus March-November- Sundays 12-4.30. Dec & Jan: Closed
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Nice small museum

As Regimental Museums go, they can often be over-crowded by things that, although important and interesting, often overwhelm the overall experience. The Wardrobe is not like... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Richard F
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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499 reviews 499 reviews
287 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

As Regimental Museums go, they can often be over-crowded by things that, although important and interesting, often overwhelm the overall experience. The Wardrobe is not like that. It's well laid out and has plenty of information about the Wiltshire and Berkshire regiments, and their descendants.

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LadyFranklyn, Front Office Manager at The Wardrobe, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving feedback, it is much appreciated. Thank you also for constructive comments on the museum. I will pass them on to the assistant curator as she will be delighted with your comments. More 

West Midlands
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122 reviews 122 reviews
8 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Located close to The Cathedral and other sites within The Close it offered an interesting and informative look at local military history. Well laid out and labelled displays. Friendly and well informed staff to answer questions. A small book & gift shop.

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LadyFranklyn, Front Office Manager at The Wardrobe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our museum. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and pleased you found our front desk staff helpful. They are all volunteers who enjoy what they do ,to be appreciated is a bonus. More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

We're big fans of small museums and the Wardrobe was a very good example. The exhibition was well-curated, often offering intimate glimpses into the life of the regiment, and it was all rather fascinating. The couple working in the museum on the Sunday we visited were warm and friendly, and couldn't have been more helpful. We stayed in the Landmark... More 

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LadyFranklyn, Front Office Manager at The Wardrobe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us feedback,much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to our museum. We very much enjoyed talking to you and hope you found the bullets useful! More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The Wardrobe restaurant is a nice old-fashioned tea room attached to the Museum and with tasty lunches reasonably priced. Service is excellent and the Management very welcoming.

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WEST SUSSEX
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very interesting museum with excellent staff who could have been more helpful and informed. Apart from the main museum which houses all manner of items from several wars including Burma. Uniforms and weaponry. There was also an exhibition upstairs with two war diaries and youngsters had provided artwork that had been printed on postcards. We'll worth the £5 entry charge

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LadyFranklyn, Front Office Manager at The Wardrobe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. It is always pleasing when people enjoy our museum. We try and be as helpful as we can and make it a good experience. We are glad you enjoyed the young people's artwork it is great when they give you their perspective on things. More 

England
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The volunteers could not have been more friendly, helpful and pleasant. Fascinating and informative exhibits, beautiful, secluded, peaceful garden, well worth a visit, not to be missed. Even a cup of tea next door.

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LadyFranklyn, Front Office Manager at The Wardrobe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write and compliment us on our staff and the museum. We are mainly run by volunteers who all enjoy what they do. More 

Calne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Lovely staff, interesting displays and lovely gardens! A very reasonable price too. I was able to ask a couple of questions about a family history matter and the two absolutely lovely staff members pointed me in the right direction.

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LadyFranklyn, Front Office Manager at The Wardrobe, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write your feedback. All front desk staff are volunteers and enjoy helping people whatever their requests ( even recommendations where to eat!). It is always a bonus when people appreciate it. Thank you also for mentioning the entrance fee was reasonable. More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

They treated us as if we were guests in their home. We also had a great time seeing the museum with the various manikins in the exhibits. My husband really enjoys history and very much enjoyed this museum. There is also a place in the museum where you can put on a soldier uniform. My nephew had a lot of... More 

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LadyFranklyn, Front Office Manager at The Wardrobe, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, much appreciated. All our staff on the front desk are volunteers and are really interested in giving the customer a good experience. More 

Uxbridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I have visited a couple of times this year. On my last visit I particularly "enjoyed" the D Day display. I took time to read the descriptions on some of the exhibits which give an insight into life in the military. National Service in the 50's was easy compered to seeing action during WW2. Full marks to all the volunteers... More 

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LadyFranklyn, Front Office Manager at The Wardrobe, responded to this review

I am so glad it bought back memories for you, although we are fairly small we like to squeeze a lot of information in the museum . Thank you for your kind comments about our staff who are mainly volunteers. More 

Richland, Washington
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75 reviews 75 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

If I had been in the military or had a family who served in the British military - might have been more impactful - not bad for a rainy day.

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LadyFranklyn, Front Office Manager at The Wardrobe, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate our museum is quite a specialist one. But we are housed in one of the oldest houses in the close and we are known to be haunted! If it is not a rainy day our garden is much commented about how lovely it is and peaceful too. More 

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