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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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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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Not you everyday experience, For lovers of history and lovers of military and generally for with live and inquisitive mind - wonderful museum, and quite rare one. Beautiful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
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Downton, United Kingdom
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Downton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Not you everyday experience, For lovers of history and lovers of military and generally for with live and inquisitive mind - wonderful museum, and quite rare one. Beautiful building - worth a visit just for it, if not into history. I wish though that the courtyard would not be doubled for car park (with badges or not) - it spoils... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This was the first time of going to this museum, it was very interesting to see how much has changed through the ages, the buildings was particularly interesting.n

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

This houses the Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum, tracing the history of service of Berkshire and Wiltshire regiments for almost 300 years. Arranged chronologically it provides an insight into the raising, deployment , equipping , and achievements of the regiments. Look out for the story of Brandywine Creek, commemorated with a red flash on the badge. The medal room was... More 

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West Sussex
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 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 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 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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Thank 998jan
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 

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