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The Wardrobe

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Address: 58 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EX, England
Phone Number: +44 1722 419419
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12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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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Military Museum

Ok as an soldier yes this is certainly a place I would visit while I was in Salisbury but I would also recommend it to anyone of any age because it is history and can teach you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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West Sussex
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ok as an soldier yes this is certainly a place I would visit while I was in Salisbury but I would also recommend it to anyone of any age because it is history and can teach you much about life in the forces from a long time back in history. It is predominantly about The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire regiment... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This museum is In the Cathedral Close, near the City Centre and a 15 minute walk from bus and railway stations. Housed on the ground floor of a fine mediaeval building with a well stocked riverside garden, this collection covers the history of the County Regiments of Berkshire and Wiltshire and their more recent successors. The regimental library and archive... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

An incredibly interesting museum Great knowledge of the history of the regiment a most worthwhile time

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

very good place you see here in salisbury the wardrope is a great place to see. we love it very much anyone who visit salisbury must see here

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Hunter Valley, NSW
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

We paid a visit here after discovering that an ancestor's medal was kept in their extensive collection. We made contact prior to our visit & made arrangements to view the medal. The volunteer who looked after us was very helpful & knowledgeable. It was a little pricey to have the medal brought out for inspection but we realised while we... More 

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

Thank you so much for leaving a review. Delighted that you were able to handle your relatives medal. It is so special to see something that was actually part of your family history. All our volunteers are more than delighted to help our customers with all interesting scenarios that can occur. More 

Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

What a lovely find as my husband loves everything military it was so amazing to see the years of history unfold hubby came out of there a happy man

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review.It is a great outcome to have a happy hubby after a visit to the museum! Hopefully we can now advertise the museum as a place to leave your husbands! More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Tucked away on a small street opposite Salisbury Cathedral,it would be easy to miss this museum and what a shame it would be. From the cheery welcome as you enter,to the informative and beautifully displayed exhibits,the whole visit was a pleasure.Even if you are not particularly interested in military history,you cannot fail to find something facinating to see and read,from... More 

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

Wow we feel humbled by your fantastic review. Thank you so much for your excellent description of our museum. We need someone like you to do our marketing for us! As we are mainly volunteers it is people like you that make our volunteering an absolute pleasure. We would be delighted to see you back again sometime soon. More 

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Lovely little museum dedicated to the history of the Rifles. £5 for an adult £3 for children. Lots of memorabilia and staged exhibits, as well as detailed history of some of it's more famous members over the years. Photographs and books galore. Well worth a visit even if you don't have a family connection.

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

Thank you for visiting our museum and taking time to leave feedback. Thank you also for your excellent recommendations about us. We always welcome back visitors like yourself. Maybe you could visit us again ,when it is warmer.The garden is worth a visit on its own, as we have seats and you could bring a flask of tea, a book... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

The Wardrobe is the home (and archive) principally for two regiments, whose original titles were the Royal Berkshire Regt, and the Wiltshire Regt. (Both have been the subject of name changes and reorganisations/amalgamations over the years). The museum has on display a selection of a large number of objects, photos etc relating to the history of the two regiments and... More 

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Thank Lewes1940
LadyFranklyn, Front Office Manager at The Wardrobe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very comprehensive review of our museum. It is very much appreciated when customers take the time to leave feedback.Especially a satisfied customer like yourself! I will pass on your compliments about the displays to our assistant curator Jackie. And the researcher you found helpful was a volunteer, without whom a museum like this could... More 

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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 

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