Rifles Museum Ghost Hunt

 

Overview

Greetings, Fearless Explorers! Prepare to embark on a heart-pounding journey into the supernatural at the Rifles Museum in Salisbury, Wiltshire. Join us for the Rifles Museum Ghost Hunt, a meticulously crafted experience by Haunted Houses Events Discover the Eerie Elegance Imagine a place steeped in history, nestled in the heart of Salisbury. The Rifles Museum, … Read more

Greetings, Fearless Explorers!

Prepare to embark on a heart-pounding journey into the supernatural at the Rifles Museum in Salisbury, Wiltshire. Join us for the Rifles Museum Ghost Hunt, a meticulously crafted experience by Haunted Houses Events

Discover the Eerie Elegance

Imagine a place steeped in history, nestled in the heart of Salisbury. The Rifles Museum, a historical treasure, resonates with echoes of the past. Each exhibit conceals its own mysteries. The museum’s long history of paranormal activity includes books mysteriously taken from shelves, ghostly footsteps echoing from vacant rooms, and even the apparition of a woman, who is frequently witnessed by the museum staff.

Embark on an immersive adventure through the dimly lit galleries, where every rustle and whisper holds a chilling tale. The Rifles Museum stands sentinel, guarding untold secrets waiting to be revealed.

Guided by Dimmed lights

Summon your courage for a hair-raising Ghost Hunt, starting at 8pm and continuing until 2am. Traverse historic corridors, explore rooms that have borne witness to the unexplained. Engage with an array of cutting-edge ghost hunting tools, including ghost meters, EVP recorders, and more. The museum’s reputation for intense paranormal activity may leave you running for the door, making it an ideal setting for only the bravest souls to attempt a lone vigil under the guidance of our experienced paranormal hosts.

Authentic Encounters

No gimmicks, no theatrics – just a meticulously crafted, authentic experience by Haunted Houses Events. Brace yourself, secure your spot, and embrace a night beyond the ordinary.

Answer the Haunting Call: Join the Rifles Museum Ghost Hunt The Rifles Museum beckons, and the spirits await. Will you answer their compelling call? Prepare for an unforgettable adventure that transcends time itself.

What You Need to Know

Before you commit, please note:

  • Time: 8pm – 2am
  • Location: Rifles Museum, Salisbury
  • Age Limit: Participants must be 16 or older. (Those under 16 must be with an adult)
  • Accessibility: Please note that this location may not be wheelchair accessible
  • Authentic Experience: No staged theatrics, just genuine encounters
  • Pure Ghost Hunting: No history tours or ghost stories, only real paranormal investigations
  • Booking: All reservations are non-refundable and non-transferable

Included in Your Rifles Museum Ghost Hunt

  • Unlimited hot and cold drinks to keep your spirits up
  • Access to a wide array of ghost hunting equipment
  • Engage in Victorian experiments, including Ouija Boards
  • Expert guidance provided by our friendly hosts
  • A group discussion to unravel the night’s findings
  • A spine-chilling evening of ghost hunting at this renowned location

Join the Supernatural Adventure: Be Part of the Rifles Museum Ghost Hunt

Prepare for an unforgettable night that bridges the gap between history and the supernatural. The Rifles Museum’s mysteries await, and we invite you to be part of an experience that will leave an indelible mark on your memories.

Secure Your Spot Now and Unearth the Unseen at Rifles Museum!

Reported Ghosts

 

The Mysterious Cavalier

Within the storied walls of the Rifles Museum, a tapestry of spectral encounters weaves a compelling narrative of the otherworldly. Foremost among these ethereal denizens is the enigmatic figure of the ‘Mysterious Cavalier.’ This timeless presence, attired in the fashion of a bygone era, has left an indelible mark on the memory of museum staff who have frequently witnessed his wandering through the hallowed corridors and rooms.

The Enigmatic ‘Grey Lady’

Another enigmatic resident of the museum is the ‘Grey Lady.’ This ghostly female figure has made her ethereal presence known within the building, captivating the imagination of visitors and staff alike. Her appearances, often occurring in dimly lit corners, cast an intriguing veil of mystery over the museum’s history.

Unexplained Phenomena

As if these apparitions weren’t intriguing enough, the Rifles Museum has also played host to a range of ‘Unexplained Phenomena.’ Paranormal investigators have reported significant temperature drops in rooms believed to be sealed off from the physical world. Bright light anomalies, seemingly without earthly origin, have further cemented the museum’s reputation as a hub of otherworldly activity. As you embark on the Rifles Museum Ghost Hunt, prepare to hopefully encounter these and more, as the spirits of the past continue to make their presence known to those courageous enough to explore the supernatural mysteries that abound within these historic walls.

 

Venue History

 

History of The Rifles Museum

Origins in the 13th Century

The present appearance of The Rifles Museum, located at 58 The Close in Salisbury, reflects extensive alterations made in the 19th century. However, the building’s origins trace back to the 13th century when it took on the shape of a central hall with two service wings that remain a part of its structure today. Initially, it served as the residence of one of the canons dedicated to Salisbury Cathedral. Later, it came under the ownership of the Bishop of Salisbury. Historical records suggest that the building may have functioned as a storehouse for church treasures and relics, as well as an administrative centre for the Bishop’s household. This multifaceted role led to its name, “The Wardrobe,” first documented in 1543.

Various Uses Over the Years

Throughout its history, The Wardrobe had seen various uses. During World War II, it was utilised as a hostel for the Auxiliary Territorial Service. In 1945, it was rented by the Diocesan Training College for Schoolmistresses to provide accommodation for students and staff, a purpose that continued until 1969. Afterward, the building sat vacant for some years, casting uncertainty over its future. However, during the 1970s, negotiations began to transform the building into a museum for The Rifles. This vision became a reality in the summer of 1981 when the museum was officially inaugurated by HRH Prince Philip.

Changes in the 18th Century

In the 18th century, members of the Coles family made alterations to The Wardrobe, dividing the upper and lower halls. They created an arrangement that still exists today, which includes an entrance hall, staircase hall, and dining room on the ground floor. A central entrance replaced the large window on the courtyard side of the original lower hall. Over the years, The Rifles Museum has evolved into a cultural treasure visited by people from all corners of the country. Its rich history and transformation into a museum reflect the enduring significance of this remarkable location.

 

Greetings, Fearless Explorers!

Prepare to embark on a heart-pounding journey into the supernatural at the Rifles Museum in Salisbury, Wiltshire. Join us for the Rifles Museum Ghost Hunt, a meticulously crafted experience by Haunted Houses Events

Discover the Eerie Elegance

Imagine a place steeped in history, nestled in the heart of Salisbury. The Rifles Museum, a historical treasure, resonates with echoes of the past. Each exhibit conceals its own mysteries. The museum’s long history of paranormal activity includes books mysteriously taken from shelves, ghostly footsteps echoing from vacant rooms, and even the apparition of a woman, who is frequently witnessed by the museum staff.

Embark on an immersive adventure through the dimly lit galleries, where every rustle and whisper holds a chilling tale. The Rifles Museum stands sentinel, guarding untold secrets waiting to be revealed.

Guided by Dimmed lights

Summon your courage for a hair-raising Ghost Hunt, starting at 8pm and continuing until 2am. Traverse historic corridors, explore rooms that have borne witness to the unexplained. Engage with an array of cutting-edge ghost hunting tools, including ghost meters, EVP recorders, and more. The museum’s reputation for intense paranormal activity may leave you running for the door, making it an ideal setting for only the bravest souls to attempt a lone vigil under the guidance of our experienced paranormal hosts.

Authentic Encounters

No gimmicks, no theatrics – just a meticulously crafted, authentic experience by Haunted Houses Events. Brace yourself, secure your spot, and embrace a night beyond the ordinary.

Answer the Haunting Call: Join the Rifles Museum Ghost Hunt The Rifles Museum beckons, and the spirits await. Will you answer their compelling call? Prepare for an unforgettable adventure that transcends time itself.

What You Need to Know

Before you commit, please note:

  • Time: 8pm – 2am
  • Location: Rifles Museum, Salisbury
  • Age Limit: Participants must be 16 or older. (Those under 16 must be with an adult)
  • Accessibility: Please note that this location may not be wheelchair accessible
  • Authentic Experience: No staged theatrics, just genuine encounters
  • Pure Ghost Hunting: No history tours or ghost stories, only real paranormal investigations
  • Booking: All reservations are non-refundable and non-transferable

Included in Your Rifles Museum Ghost Hunt

  • Unlimited hot and cold drinks to keep your spirits up
  • Access to a wide array of ghost hunting equipment
  • Engage in Victorian experiments, including Ouija Boards
  • Expert guidance provided by our friendly hosts
  • A group discussion to unravel the night’s findings
  • A spine-chilling evening of ghost hunting at this renowned location

Join the Supernatural Adventure: Be Part of the Rifles Museum Ghost Hunt

Prepare for an unforgettable night that bridges the gap between history and the supernatural. The Rifles Museum’s mysteries await, and we invite you to be part of an experience that will leave an indelible mark on your memories.

Secure Your Spot Now and Unearth the Unseen at Rifles Museum!

 

History of The Rifles Museum

Origins in the 13th Century

The present appearance of The Rifles Museum, located at 58 The Close in Salisbury, reflects extensive alterations made in the 19th century. However, the building’s origins trace back to the 13th century when it took on the shape of a central hall with two service wings that remain a part of its structure today. Initially, it served as the residence of one of the canons dedicated to Salisbury Cathedral. Later, it came under the ownership of the Bishop of Salisbury. Historical records suggest that the building may have functioned as a storehouse for church treasures and relics, as well as an administrative centre for the Bishop’s household. This multifaceted role led to its name, “The Wardrobe,” first documented in 1543.

Various Uses Over the Years

Throughout its history, The Wardrobe had seen various uses. During World War II, it was utilised as a hostel for the Auxiliary Territorial Service. In 1945, it was rented by the Diocesan Training College for Schoolmistresses to provide accommodation for students and staff, a purpose that continued until 1969. Afterward, the building sat vacant for some years, casting uncertainty over its future. However, during the 1970s, negotiations began to transform the building into a museum for The Rifles. This vision became a reality in the summer of 1981 when the museum was officially inaugurated by HRH Prince Philip.

Changes in the 18th Century

In the 18th century, members of the Coles family made alterations to The Wardrobe, dividing the upper and lower halls. They created an arrangement that still exists today, which includes an entrance hall, staircase hall, and dining room on the ground floor. A central entrance replaced the large window on the courtyard side of the original lower hall. Over the years, The Rifles Museum has evolved into a cultural treasure visited by people from all corners of the country. Its rich history and transformation into a museum reflect the enduring significance of this remarkable location.

 

 

The Mysterious Cavalier

Within the storied walls of the Rifles Museum, a tapestry of spectral encounters weaves a compelling narrative of the otherworldly. Foremost among these ethereal denizens is the enigmatic figure of the ‘Mysterious Cavalier.’ This timeless presence, attired in the fashion of a bygone era, has left an indelible mark on the memory of museum staff who have frequently witnessed his wandering through the hallowed corridors and rooms.

The Enigmatic ‘Grey Lady’

Another enigmatic resident of the museum is the ‘Grey Lady.’ This ghostly female figure has made her ethereal presence known within the building, captivating the imagination of visitors and staff alike. Her appearances, often occurring in dimly lit corners, cast an intriguing veil of mystery over the museum’s history.

Unexplained Phenomena

As if these apparitions weren’t intriguing enough, the Rifles Museum has also played host to a range of ‘Unexplained Phenomena.’ Paranormal investigators have reported significant temperature drops in rooms believed to be sealed off from the physical world. Bright light anomalies, seemingly without earthly origin, have further cemented the museum’s reputation as a hub of otherworldly activity. As you embark on the Rifles Museum Ghost Hunt, prepare to hopefully encounter these and more, as the spirits of the past continue to make their presence known to those courageous enough to explore the supernatural mysteries that abound within these historic walls.

 

  • Lone vigils (ghost hunting in an area all alone) can be made available for the brave
  • Free time to explore or investigate is offered at this location
  • You may hold your place with a £20 deposit, and pay your balance four weeks before your event
  • Feel safe! Hosted by a friendly, genuine, safety conscience, and knowledgeable team of experienced people
  • Experience the atmosphere! Enter one of the UK’s most haunted buildings, communicating with its resident spirits and ghosts in the dark
  • Honesty is our only policy! This is a real ghost hunt experience. There is no faking or trickery of paranormal activity. If it happens, then it is for real!
  • Teamwork! Your ghost hunt will be run in a small and personal group giving you maximum involvement
  • Be hands on! You will have access to everything you need to conduct your experiments throughout the night – no sharing equipment with other groups or waiting around
  • Don’t be disturbed! Exclusive night-time access to the location for your overnight ghost hunt
  • Learn about various ghost hunting techniques and try them out for yourself on your investigation or share any knowledge you already possess to aid the investigation
  • Discover more about the high-tech ghost hunting gadgets. Many as seen on T.V, hold them in your hands and freely use them
  • Take part! Help to lead a scientific vigil, or perhaps a more traditional ghost hunting experiment- or simply just be an observer. The choice is yours
  • Working respectfully. Start your evening by learning how to apply spiritual protection, and work using the upmost respect for the sprits we encounter and fellow guests
  • All attendees must be 16 years or older
  • Not suitable for those in pregnancy
  • This is a very dark location, all attendees must bring a torch with them
  • All attendees are expected to wear sensible shoes and warm layered clothing

  • Road 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.

    Car Parking


    This site unfortunately has no car park. Parking is street or public carparks
  • Refreshments are provided by Haunted Houses Events and are included in the price
  • Guests may also bring own personal breaktime snacks
  • This is not a sleepover event
  • – All Visitors areas Accessible to Disabled
 
    • – Guide Dogs Permitted – Museum only
 
    • – Ramp/Level Access
 
    • – Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  If you experience challenges with mobility or walking, kindly get in touch with our office prior to making a reservation. Please feel free to call us on 0330 333 92 33. Your comfort and needs are important to us, and we’re here to assist you in any way we can.

Rifles Museum Ghost Hunt

£49.00 Per Person

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