Riflemen Behind the Lens

24th September to 5th March

As part of the museum’s changing exhibition series, this photography exhibition explores life in the Regiment from the perspective of those serving in it.

Free Entry

The Rifles Museum

Unseen Art

24th September

As one of the largest Regiments in the British Army, The Rifles has a private collection of artwork and objects that is rarely seen by the public. This exhibition will offer the unique chance to glimpse at some of the wonderful items owned by the Regiment.

I am a Rifleman Touring Exhibition

Drawing on our unique collections and stories, we have created a touring exhibition, I am a Rifleman. We are always looking to develop new partnerships and hope to curate more touring exhibitions in the future!

For further information on our touring exhibition offer, please download the information pack below or contact us by email on museum@the-rifles.co.uk

Download I am a Rifleman information pack

Read more about the exhibition.

I am a Rifleman Touring Dates

Visit I am a Rifleman as it tours around the United Kingdom.

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, December 2018 to March 2019

Aldershot Military Museum, March 2019 to May 2019

Events and Activities

A History of Photography in the British Army – Talk by Dr. Xavier Guégan 

7th February

As part of our ‘Riflemen Behind the Lens’ exhibition, Dr. Xavier Guégan of Winchester University will be giving a talk on the history of photography in the British Army – its origins, uses and significance over the 160 years. Discover the fascinating story of military photography!

6pm to 8pm


Make and Take: Kaleidoscope Building

20th February

Design and build your own kaleidoscope at The Rifles Museum. Also, enjoy kaleidoscope-colouring – what patterns will you create? Come in and enjoy a fun day of family activities.

10:30am to 3:30pm


Make and Take: Egg-box Tanks

11th & 18th April

This Easter, celebrate by building an egg-box tank in The Rifles Museum. Base your design on a vehicle used by the British Army or make up your eggcellent tank!

10:30am to 3:30pm


Women on the Front Line – Talk by Elisabeth Shipton

9th May

Linking in with our exhibition ‘Women in the Army: From the Shadows into the Light’, author Elisabeth Shipton will be giving a talk on women serving on the front line.

6pm to 8pm


Make and Take: Hosepipe Bugles

29th May

Sound the advance! Come in and make your own hosepipe bugle in The Rifles Museum.

10:30am to 3:30pm


Day in the Life of a Rifleman

31st July

Experience a day in the life of Rifleman in our fun family workshop. Discover what your routine would be like in the Army. Try on uniforms, discover what you’d eat, how you would train and more!

10:30am to 3:30pm


7th August – Make and Take: Eggbox Tanks

Build your own eggbox tank. Get inspired by the real vehicles used by the British Army today and the tanks of the past. Or come up with your own design!

10:30am to 3:30pm


14th and 21st August – Camouflage Day

Find out the story of camouflage in the British Army and The Rifles. Design camouflage patterns, either based on real military or natural ones, or your own ideas. Play ‘Spot the Sniper’ – can you find the Army’s masters of camouflage?

10:30am to 3:30pm


28th August – Make and Take: Pebble Painting

Paint a pebble with the cap badge of The Rifles or come up with your own design! Also discover the history and significance of The Rifles cap, belt and back badges.

10:30am to 3:30pm


30th & 31st – Peninsula Pumpkins

On the 30th & 31st October come along to The Rifles Museum for spooky Halloween fun. Design and carve a pumpkin jack-o’-lantern and take it home! Plus, discover mysterious military ghost stories and do some creepy colouring.

This event was made possible by the generous sponsorship of Lyburn Farm.

Suggested donation: £4 per child
Recommended age: 5-11
10:30 am – 3:30 pm


Make and Take: Remembrance Poppies

8th-9th November

For Armistice Day, remember the fallen by creating a poppy in The Rifles Museum.

10:30am to 3:30pm


Make and Take: Christmas Cards

7th & 14th December

This Christmas make your own Rifles-themed Christmas cards in The Rifles Museum.

10:30am to 3:30 pm