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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 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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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 

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

So much to see and do in this fairly small museum but packed with interest. The kids can pick up back packs try on hats etc while the parents read all the information that is available. Very well put together and worth the time to see

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback and your positive comments, much appreciated.Thank you also for encouraging people to bring their children. Grown ups can dress up too! More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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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 

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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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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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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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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 

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Address: 58 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EX, England
Phone Number: +44 1722 419419
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Salisbury

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