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Rifles Museum - Salisbury, Wiltshire
The Museum is extremely haunted and a place where you are very likely to encounter ghostly activity

The Rifles Museum in Salisbury has a long history of paranormal activity, with books flying from shelves, heavy footsteps from empty rooms and even the apparition of a woman who is seen on a regular basis by staff. Your overnight ghost hunt at The Rifles Museum will give you an honest opportunity to experience ghostly activity and may leave you running for the door. Ghost hunts here can be very intense and only the bravest should consider attempting a lone vigil within its walls. Join Haunted Happenings for a ghost hunt you will not soon forget.

Rifles Museum

Your Ghost Hunt at The Rifles Museum


There have been so many reports of paranormal activity at The Rifles Museum that we felt we had to take you there. The Museum is extremely haunted and a place where you are very likely to encounter ghostly activity. Ghost hunting at The Rifles Musuem is a unique experience but is not for everyone. From books flying off shelves, to windows slamming shut and heavy footsteps from empty rooms, there is a frightening amount of poltergeist activity here.

Ghosts of The Rifles Museum


Staff have seen the figure of a Cavalier and also a 'grey lady' within the building and there have been reports of bright light anomalies and significant temperature drops in sealed rooms by paranormal groups carrying out investigations here. During the event you are very likely to encounter a male presence as many have done on past events.

History of The Rifles Museum


Although its present appearance owes much to 19th century alterations, the origins of The Wardrobe, 58 The Close lie in the 13th century and the overall shape of a central hall (originally open to the roof) with two service wings still remains. At first the residence of one of the canons who served the Salisbury Cathedral it later passed into the hands of the Bishop of Salisbury. It is probable that use as a storehouse for church treasures and relic, as well as an administrative base for the Bishops household which led to its name of The Wardrobe, a title first recorded in 1543.

After use in the Second World War as a hostel of the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) it was rented in 1945 by the Diocesan Training College for Schoolmistresses to provide accommodation for 25 students and 2 members of staff. This use continued until 1969. The building then remained empty for some years, with its future in doubt but during the 1970s negotiations took place for the building to become a museum for The Rifles (Berkshire and Wiltshire) Museum and finally in the summer of 1981 the Museum was officially opened by HRH Prince Philip, Colonel-in-Chief of the Duke of Edinburghs Royal Regiment, on 29 July 1982.

In the 18th century members of the Coles family divided the upper and lower halls, forming on the ground floor an entrance hall, staircase hall and dining room, the arrangement which survives today. A central entrance replaced the large window on the courtyard side of the original lower hall. The Rifles Museum is now used by visitors from all over the country.

Your Event Includes


  • Includes teas and coffees
  • Use of ghost hunting equipment including EMF Meters, K2 Meters etc.
  • Experiments including glass divination and table tipping.
  • Workshop and separate vigils for returning guests.
  • Ghost hunting vigils and séances in small groups.

Address, Maps & Hotels


Address & Hotel Information

Rifles Museum The Wardrobe 58 The Close Salisbury Wiltshire SP1 2EX

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Parking
  • Street Parking and Local Car Parks

Map & Directions

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Information


Ground floor accessible to wheelchair users. Stair lift up to second floor and a small lift up to regimental room. 


Accessibility
  • This location has limited access for wheelchair users, please call the office for more information
  • People with mobility issues or walking difficulties please call the office before booking

Important
  • All attendees must be 18 years or older
  • All attendees must bring a torch
  • Wear sensible shoes and warm layered clothing as the location may get cold at night

Rifles Museum - Dates

Rifles Museum Ghost Hunt, Salisbury - Saturday 15th October 2022 £55.00 Per Person

Rifles Museum Ghost Hunt

Saturday 15th October 2022
Time: 8:00pm - 2:00am

Last Few Places Available

Rifles Museum Ghost Hunt

15 Oct
  • Saturday 15th October 2022
  • Time: 8:00pm - 2:00am
  • Last Few Places Available
  • £55.00 Per Person
Rifles Museum Ghost Hunt, Salisbury - Friday 6th January 2023 £55.00 Per Person

Rifles Museum Ghost Hunt

Friday 6th January 2023
Time: 8:00pm - 2:00am

Places Available

Rifles Museum Ghost Hunt

6 Jan
  • Friday 6th January 2023
  • Time: 8:00pm - 2:00am
  • Places Available
  • £55.00 Per Person

Paying for your event

We are an online events company, so the simplest and quickest way to book is via our website.

Alternatively, if you would like to book over the phone then please call our Sales Team on 0115 9720570 and they will be happy to help.

Securing places by a deposit

Paying a deposit for your event will secure your places on your chosen event. Simply pay a small deposit* of £20.00 per person and pay the remainder in full 4 weeks before the event or by small instalments* via your online account if available. You can always pay for your event in full at the time of booking.

Types of payments accepted

We accept the following payment methods

  • Online - All Major Credit/Debit Cards
  • Over the telephone

*Please note that full payment for your event will be due 4 weeks before the event. Minimal instalments of £30.00, payment must be made via your online account area.

Opening Hours

Monday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bank Holidays: Closed

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