The Rifles Museum will be closed from Thursday 5th November until Wednesday 2nd December. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Please see the NEW opening times on the ‘Planning Your Visit’ Page.

Donate to The Rifles Museum

We want to record the experiences of The Rifles on operations since 2007, from the perspective of Riflemen and their families. If you or a member of your family is serving or has served in The Rifles, we need your support. We would like to collect any items of kit, communications you have written or received, blogs or video diaries you have made – anything that tells the story of your experience with The Rifles. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Emails/letters/postcards/cards/blueys/e-blueys/photo-blueys to and from family and friends
  • Poems/art/films/short stories inspired by your experiences
  • Diaries/journals/video-diaries/blogs/v-blogs
  • Photographs
  • Travel documents
  • Uniform/kit items/insignia
  • Aide memoires
  • Books and magazines you read
  • iPhone/iPod playlists
  • Gifts or goods you returned with
  • Names of places within FOBs and temporary signage
  • Accounts/experiences from families of those serving

The Rifles Museum is very grateful to those who give items or accounts to add to our collection. We are obliged to make sure that every acquisition is in line with our Collection Policy, and that we have the resources to conserve and store each item properly. As a result, it is not always possible for us to accept every object. However, in the event that we cannot accommodate your gift, we may be able to suggest an alternative recipient, giving priority to our associate museums, so please do contact us if you have something you would like to give. Download a copy of our Collections Development Policy for more information.

Email:   museum@the-rifles.co.uk

Volunteering

The Rifles Museum is reliant on the generosity of the general public, and particularly those that volunteer with us. Many of our volunteers support us once a week, with a variety of tasks from researching content for temporary exhibitions, or our website redevelopment, to auditing collections and redisplaying galleries.

We are particularly keen to hear from people interested in assisting with our family activities and events, and those who are interested in working in our shared front-of-house area, run by The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum.

If you’re interested in helping us out, please contact us on: museum@the-rifles.co.uk

The Rifles’ Memorial Policy

For information about memorials that relate to The Rifles or their antcedent regiments, please download a copy of The Rifles Memorial Policy.

Going Green

The Rifles Museum strives to be green. Please download our Environmental Policy for more information.