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Address: 58 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EX, England
Phone Number: +44 1722 419419
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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We open again on 1st February.Open on Sundays from 6th March.The military...

We open again on 1st February.Open on Sundays from 6th March.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. Only £2.00 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 £15. Adult £5 Concessions £4 Children £3. Free to serving members of the Armed Forces. Opening Hours: February-November.Monday- Saturday 10-5. Sundays from 6th March-31st October open 12-4.30. Dec & Jan: Closed

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Well Stocked Regimental Museum.

For the military enthusiast this is a well stocked museum with the most interesting show cases taking you through all the battles and campaigns of the Royal Berkshire, Wiltshire... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2015
Highlander1746
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North Somerset
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Really wanted to visit museum but told it was closed until February. We were not the only people wanting to visit on this day, no warning that museums were closed until you got to them.

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

Thank you for wanting to visit our Museum and we do hope you will come back again if you are able. Our website, leaflets from our local tourist information do give our opening times and tell you we are closed in December and January. This is when we get ready to display our new exhibits and attend to the conservation... More 

North Somerset
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

For the military enthusiast this is a well stocked museum with the most interesting show cases taking you through all the battles and campaigns of the Royal Berkshire, Wiltshire and the Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment. To the rear of the museum are the well laid out gardens leading to the river. By the entrance is a restaurant serving lunches... More 

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Thank Highlander1746
LadyFranklyn, Front Office Manager at The Wardrobe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to leave feedback, it is much appreciated. Also thank you for your comprehensive appraisal of our museum, it describes us in a nutshell. Do come back next year when we will be open with a a new display on The Somme. More 

Folkestone, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We visited here on our last day in Salisbury. We were greeted by a lovely little old lady who told us the best way to view all the rooms. Amazed at how much they fitted in there with all the artifacts displayed very well. It was well worth the money we paid.

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

Thank you so much for taking time to leave us feedback. Especially grateful after the previous feedback! (The person responsible will not be allowed near the front desk) All our front desk staff are volunteers and they enjoy being helpful and answering every question if they can. So pleased you enjoyed the display of artifacts and although we are a... More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Really pretty shaken after my forewarned visit. Made to feel deeply unwelcome when had a pencil deathbed sketch of Napoleon by an officer of the 66th, May 1821 to show them. Unable to account for such rampant hostility, and ignorance of common courtesy.

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5 Thank Timothy C
LadyFranklyn, Front Office Manager at The Wardrobe, responded to this review

I totally agree with you especially as we were forewarned. I am so sorry that you received this awful response. There is no excuse for such appalling behaviour. I can assure most of our front desk staff do not act like that. If it is something you wish to show us that has a connection with our regiments we are... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is a Landmark Trust property, and we stayed here in August 2015. This is a perfect spot from which to explore Salisbury. The kitchen is well-equipped, the rooms and beds are very comfortable, and the view of the cathedral is ideal.

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Thank Lynne H
Warminster, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A wet afternoon, took the grandson to the Rifles Museum, slightly disorganised, needs clearer and more readable information sheets but a wealth of information! The quiz sheets for children were rather vague and need a rethink.. Also need to check on entry, the price, we picked a leaflet at tourist info which was out of date, and ended up paying... More 

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Thank Robin C
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

Salisbury Military Museum is an excellent & interesting museum. With the recent interest on the various war events due to the celebrations and remembrance of the 1st & 2nd world wars it's an amazing must visit place. Linda is a delightful host & a fountain of knowledge on all things military. Thank you Linda for a delightful visit!

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1 Thank Ian W
LadyFranklyn, Front Office Manager at The Wardrobe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for leaving us feedback, much appreciated. It is customers like you that make the front desk job fun! You certainly were very memorable! You are more than welcome back any time. I will have to swot up now to validate your comments! More 

Walsall, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

Thanks to Linda for the recommendations - Well worth a visit, throughly documented with lots to view throughout. Nice gardens at the rear also

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1 Thank David O
LadyFranklyn, Front Office Manager at The Wardrobe, responded to this review

Always appreciated when people take the time to leave us feedback. Also good when I remember the customer, you were certainly memorable! I enjoyed your banter and thanks for the photos of the garden. More 

Minety, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Well what can I say the little museum was very well laid out and I found out a lot of things about local army life over the past 200,and a lovely garden and at a very good price

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

Thank you for taking time to leave feedback and giving an excellent overview of what we are all about. The garden is lovely at this time of the year and peaceful too. More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Although small in size, this museum is crammed with stories relating to the long history of the local regiments which now form The Rifles and includes new displays relating to Gallipoli and Loos. The visitor is routed through the various campaigns that the Rifles and its antecedent regiments have been involved in - all well told by the clever device... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such informative feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Regarding the bees we are sorry that you could not go in the garden and the culprit is either the Bishop or the Dean, both amateur beekeepers, so they were religious bees! Seriously though, if you are back this... More 

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