The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum resides in a historic building within the area of Salisbury known as The Close, which has Salisbury Cathedral as its central point.
The Museum traces the history of Wiltshire's County Regiment, as well as that of Berkshire, back through the ages, right up to the present day. It is a tale of valour as well as humility of soldiers who have taken up arms to defend our nation and carry out the overseas business of Kings, Queens and governments through the ages. The museum is mostly manned by volunteers; many are military historians who possess a wealth of information to share with visitors. In summer, travelling performing arts groups use the wonderful garden, with views across the River Avon, as a setting for Shakespearean or other plays.