The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum


The Wardrobe, 58 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2EX
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Discover the fascinating history of the Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiments.  Visit the galleries and see our unique collection telling the stories of those who served their Monarch and country.  Themes include The Peninsular War, Crimean War, Boer War, First and Second World Wars and events since 1945 including Afghanistan.  Tea rooms next door at The Rifleman’s Table, serving delicious home cooked food, lunches and cream teas in the summer.

We are also available for venue hire, ideal for weddings, meetings and events.  We are located in the serene setting of Cathedral Close and in a Grade II listed building with an attractive riverside garden and open countryside views. 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult - Adult£5.00 per ticket
Child (5-16 years) - Child£3.00 per ticket
Child (under 5) - ChildFree
Family (1-2 adults, up to 3 children) - Family£15.00 per ticket
Garden only - Adult£2.00 per ticket

Garden only season ticket £5



  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted - Museum only
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering - Morning coffee, light lunches, afternoon teas, for 30 max indoors and 30 max outdoors, when weather permits.
  • Picnic area

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Wedding Venue

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction - with garden
  • No Smoking Attraction

Payment Methods

  • Can be packages by 3rd parties
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 40
  • Min group size - 10
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • Visa accepted

Target Markets

  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted - pre-booking essential

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Located in Cathedral Close. Nearest major roads to Salisbury are M3; M27; A36 and A303. Follow signs to Salisbury. Park and Ride sites are located on A36 west of Salisbury; A345 near Old Sarum to the north of the city; A30 London Road - also in a northerly direction and the A338 south of Salisbury on the Downton/Ringwood/Bournemouth road.

Public Transport Directions

The nearest station is Salisbury. From the station head towards the city centre then follow signs for Salisbury Cathedral Close. If you travel by bus dismount in the centre of the city and follow signs to the Cathedral Close.


  • Other Awards Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2022
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

Opening Times

2022 (1 Feb 2022 - 30 Nov 2022)
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 17:00*

* December-January Museum Closed.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change