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The Wardrobe

58 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EX, England
+44 1722 419419
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Ranked #7 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, 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. Plus April-October- Sundays 12-4.30. Feb & Nov Tues-Sat 10-5. Dec & Jan: Closed « less
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WEST SUSSEX
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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14 reviews 14 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 helpful votes 3 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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20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We visited this museum, in a building dating back to 1254, one of the many surrounding the Cathedral in Salisbury. The Museum covers the history of the regiments from 1748 to today and has many interesting uniforms, documents and weaponry covering the whole period. The museum is on the ground floor only and has a Tea Room in a building... More

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

Thank you for your feedback and for your excellent description of the museum. Pleased to know how your visit was made more interesting by one of our volunteers. I will pass your comments on. More

Amersham, United Kingdom
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4 attraction 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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LadyFranklyn, Front Office Manager at The Wardrobe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your kind comments about our front desk staff , they are all volunteers and enjoy their job and to be appreciated is an extra bonus. More

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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286 reviews 286 reviews
164 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
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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Strensall, England, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

After a tour of the cathedral's spire, I found it hard to think of something that could top it... however after visiting the Rifles Museum I was astounded by the level of commitment by the friendly staff. This friendly place is full of historical artifacts including some Nazi items. The museum leads you through time from swords and muskets and... More

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