This Museum showcases the service to sovereign and country from 1743 of the infantrymen of Berkshire and Wiltshire. It highlights the actions of the infantry regiments and individuals over the last 270 years. There are examples of muddle and confusion, of scheming, of activities that perhaps today would not be considered propitious, and also of careful planning, and strong and determined leadership. Throughout there are illustrations of great bravery, valour and sometimes heroism.
The Museum tells the story of the men recruited into the county regiments of Berkshire and Wiltshire, men from, the city of Salisbury, towns such as Windsor, Reading, and Swindon, and villages across the counties, from just before the Seven Years War to the present day. There is also a special exhibition on “The Victoria Cross.”
Every year we prepare a Temporary Exhibition. In 2019 it was “Burma 1944” and for 2020 “Reflections of Dunkirk, 80 years on”