The Rifles Museum is now open 10am-5pm, Monday to Saturday. The cafe is also now open.
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.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult||£5.00 per ticket|
|Child (5-16 years)||£3.00 per ticket|
|Child (under 5)||Free|
|Family (1-2 adults, up to 3 children)||£15.00 per ticket|
|Garden only||£2.00 per ticket|
Garden only season ticket £5
|2020 (1 Feb 2020 - 30 Nov 2020)|
* December-January Museum Closed.Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change
- All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
- Guide Dogs Permitted - Museum only
- Ramp/Level Access
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
- On-Site café/restaurant - Morning coffee, light lunches, afternoon teas, for 30 max indoors and 30 max outdoors, when weather permits.
- Picnic Site
- Conference facilities
- Event Venue
- Wedding Venue
- In town/city centre
- Indoor Attraction - with garden
- Max group size - 40
- No Smoking Attraction
- Can be packages by 3rd parties
- Maestro accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Min group size - 10
- Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
- Visa accepted
- Marketed towards children
- Marketed towards families
- Marketed towards senior citizens
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted - pre-booking essential
- Groups Accepted
Map & 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.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good35
- geoff rBroadstairs, United KingdomBetter than just interestingThursday, 10th October 2019Great museum both for the military history and the plain ordinary history of the ordinary people. I highly recommend taking the time to study the stories behind the medals. A well packed museum with... Read full review
- Barbara FWiltshire, United KingdomMilitary Museum VisitWednesday, 11th December 2019Very interest exhibits, beautifully presented in an iconic building. Staff very friendly and helpful. I got more out of this visit than I expected. Read full review
- S9933HHcatherinepLondon, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesGreat place to visitWednesday, 18th December 2019The museum is nicely located close to Salisbury Old Town centre and across the road from the cathedral. It goes through various periods of history around thee world and has a lovely garden of... Read full review
- Visit Britain We're Good to Go 2020