The Rifles Museum

  • The Wardrobe, The Close, Salisbury, SP1 2EX
  • 01722 419419

The museum itself details the fascinating history of the Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiments with artefacts from the regular, militia and volunteer infantry units. The collections are vast with over 16,000 photographs, 6,000 archive documents, 4,000 medals, almost a thousand items of uniform, about 500 weapons, including swords, rifles, pistols, anti-tank weapons. There are also pictures, flags, ornaments and battlefield souvenirs such as a cannon ball from the American War of Independence.

The garden is a big attraction, with many mature trees, planted areas and a lawn flowing down to the river. You can buy a ticket just to enter the garden, and an annual garden membership (only £5) is used by many locals so they can take time out in the beautiful surroundings.

The Rifleman's Table Cafe is situated next to the museum offering coffee, cake, lunches and more.

Wedding receptions, as well as parties/functions, are held in the garden area and The Wardrobe is also an ideal location in the heart of Salisbury for meetings, functions and events.

The museum is closed each December and January (open 19th Feb to 3rd Dec 2022.)

    • City Centre Location
    • Disabled Access
    • Venue Hire Available
  • Opening Times - Monday - Sunday 10am-5pm. Last admission 4:15pm. Open 19th Feb to 3rd Dec 2022.

    Tickets - Adults £5, Children (5-16yrs) £3, Children under 5 free, Garden only £3, Garden Season Ticket £5. Free entry for Serving Members of UK & Allied Armed Forces (on production of current Service Identity Document if not in uniform) and Members of Regimental Associations of former regiments (on production of their membership card). 

    Parking - There is no public parking at the museum. Limited parking in Cathedral Close (parking charge £7 per day). The nearest council car park is a 5 minute walk away at Lush House car park next to Queen Elizabeth Gardens. 5 Park & Ride sites on the outskirts of the city give easy access to the city centre.

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