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The Wardrobe

58 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EX, England
+44 1722 419419
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Ranked #6 of 28 attractions in Salisbury
Type: History Museums
Owner description: 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.... more » Owner description: 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, also a genuine Anderson air raid shelter. 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. Plus April-September Sundays 12-4.30. Feb & Nov Tues-Sat 10-5. Dec & Jan: Closed « less
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English first
Amersham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Despite its size, it houses hundreds of amazing objects which provide a fascinating insight to the life of the riflemen across the centuries from the Amerian War of Independance to Op Herrick - Afghanistan. A truly enjoyable visit, full of information. The staff are friendly and are able to answer any questions you may have

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cotswolds england
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Extremely good displays of weaponry, and uniforms, with detailed descriptions - this is what you would expect. The staff, however, bring the exhibits to life, are knowledgeable and keen to talk about the various campaigns This is a well thought out museum, and even those with just a passing interested in things military. The emphasis is on the common foot... More

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This small museum is a gem. It tells the stories of the local regiment through the ages, right up to now. All the cabinets are beautifully layed out, with short notes on all the exhibits, so you can read as much or as little as you want. The staff are so enthusiastic. Lovely people. We greatly enjoyed 2 hours here.... More

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

A must for anyone interested in Military history from the earliest times right up to the present day. The exhibits are excellent with very helpful explantions of what they are and the history of them. Also shown are medals including the V.C. and what they were awarded for. The historic house is also very interesting and there is a large... More

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Highworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Stepped in to a great little museum. The Rifles, Berkshire and Wiltshire museum. The displays are all on the ground floor, with one room being given over to medals won by soldiers of the regiment. The rest of the area is full of uniform displays from the earliest days of the regiments to the new uniform of the British military... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We went as a family to visit this museum as we found it held my Grandfathers boxing belt. He was in the 4th Wiltshire Regiment and was the first person to win it so myself and my brother took my dad and our families to see it. When we got there we told the people why we had come. They... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Military history is not my partners cup of tea, so while she looked around the market and shops I called in here. There are interesting displays relating to the component regiments from campaigns in Afghanistan (past and present), to WWII and the medal room. Defeats and victories are recorded. I found the evolution of uniforms to be fascinating, as well... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

For some reason two discrete entries have arisen for the same attraction. The Royal Glos, Berks & Wilts Museum is the same as the building known as The Wardrobe. Perhaps someone from TripAdvisor can do the helpful thing and combine the two entries.

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Andover, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This place is great. It is housed in a beautiful building right next to the cathedral and is a treasure trove of regimental items. One could spend at least a morning or afternoon inside and then enjoy the gardens. The staff are wonderful and very welcoming. Even the attached cafe is excellent and well priced.

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Delta, BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I visited this museum and found it small but there were lot a displays and things to see. It had the history of the regiment from the beginning to present with uniforms, pictures and weapons from all eras. If you enjoy military history it is worth it.

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