‘A Child’s War’ Exhibition on Display at The Rifles Museum 8th April – 3rd June 2017

‘A Child’s War’ Exhibition

The Rifles Museum, Salisbury

April 8th –  June 3rd 2017

Young Wiltshire boys, shouldering rifles. Three of the rifles are ancient Martini-Henry Mk IIIs. With permission from Marlborough History Society.


Using documents and archive images this exhibition looks at the effect of the First World War on the children of Wiltshire; it features fascinating stories about boy soldiers, fundraising, school life, and Scouts.

The exhibition includes information panels with illuminating images, and is the third of five Wiltshire at War exhibitions, which are part of Wiltshire County’s multi-year remembrance of the First World War. Stories have been gathered from all across Wiltshire to create it.


Venue Details:

The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum, The Wardrobe, 58 The Close, Salisbury, SP1 2EX. Telephone: 01722 419419

Standard Opening Hours: 

February open Monday to Saturday, 10:00am – 5:00pm. Closed on Sundays.

March to October open Monday to Saturday, including public holidays, 10:00am – 5:00pm. Closed on Sundays.

November open Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00am – 5:00pm. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Last admission is at 4:15pm

For Queries contact:

curator@thewardrobe.org.uk or visit the musuem website here: www.thewardrobe.org.uk


The Wiltshire at War exhibitions will be touring around Wiltshire until 2019.

Make sure to keep up with events and exhibition locations at www.wiltshireatwar.org.uk/event and www.twitter.com/wiltshireatwar.

If you would be interested in donating content, or hosting an exhibition, please get in touch at hello@wiltshireatwar.org.uk.

You can read a wide variety of stories about the effect of the First World War on Wiltshire at www.wiltshireatwar.org.uk/story.



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