What’s On

Temporary Exhibitions

In 2017, the museum will be running new temporary exhibitions around Henry Worsley and Jane Austen.

There will also be a travelling exhibition starting in July 2017 for the 10th Anniversary of The Rifles.


19th January

Museum Selfie Day

Join us on the international #museumselfie day! The best museum selfie that includes the #museumselfie and @TheRiflesCol will win a prize!

The Rifles Collection

10am to 4pm


15th March

Eradicating Ebola: The Rifles  Supporting a Community in Crisis

In 2015, the largest Ebola outbreak in history threatened to decimate Sierra Leone. Faced with predications of death on a huge scale, the Sierra Leone government and global health community made the unusual decision to request international military support. Third Battalion The Rifles deployed as part of Operation Gritrock, the UK military response to the Ebola crisis. Join our speaker, Lt. Andrew Miller, as he recalls his experiences of this operation and the impacting connection that formed between the Battalion and the local community. This talk is linked to the new display in The Rifles Collection, which will be open to view after the talk.

Gurkha Gallery


£7.00 (run in conjunction with Winchester’s Military Museums)


18th June

On Parade

Join us for Winchester’s Military Museums’ biggest and best day of the year! With live music, historic and military displays and performances, this day brings Winchester’s military past and present together with a bang!

Peninsula Barracks

11am to 3pm (run in conjunction with Winchester’s Military Museums)


9th September

Heritage Open Day

The Rifles Collection will be open as part of Heritage Open Days 2017.

The Rifles Collection

10am to 4pm


26th October

Austen’s Officers: Then and Now

Join us for a talk on Austen’s Officers and find out how they compare to Officers in the British Army today.

The Rifles Collection

6pm to 8pm