The Royal Artillery Museum’s ambition is to create a sustainable new home to share the heritage of Salisbury Plain and display its internationally significant collections. The fully accessible new building will encourage military-civilian integration, provide educational opportunities and promote Salisbury Plain’s legacy.
The 6000sqm museum is designed to be low in profile and has expansive glazing and viewing terraces which frame views of its sweeping grassland setting. Sustainable design principles are at the heart of the build, which will achieve a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating. Internal spaces comprise exhibition areas, a shop, restaurant and other visitor amenities. Outdoor areas include a display arena, an extensive trench system, a cafe, children’s play area, a community garden, an assault course and a processional avenue.