The Rifles Museum News (2020)

2020 has been a challenging year for everyone. The Rifles Museum first closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic on the 18th March 2020. During the subsequent lockdown period, the Museum was able to increase its social media output with new quizzes, heritage posts, and Museum and Regimental news updates. We were also able to transform our popular walk-in family activities into fully online events. Over lockdown the Museum released fun guides to making eggbox tanks, tinfoil swords, pebble Read more…

A New Colonel-in-Chief of The Rifles

On the 22nd July 2020, Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh, transferred his role of the Colonel-in-Chief of The Rifles to Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall. Two ceremonies were held, one at Windsor Castle and the other at Highgrove House. 22nd July is Salamanca Day – the Regimental Day of The Rifles, which marks the Battle of Salamanca in 1812. All forming Regiments of The Rifles had an antecedent who fought in the action. At Windsor Castle, the Duke of Edinburgh’s arrival was marked by four Buglers of Read more…

Summer Holiday Wonderful Wednesdays

This Summer Holiday The Rifles Museum will once again be hosting Wonderful Wednesdays. Each Wednesday of the Holiday come into the Museum for fun family activities. All activities will be hosted in The Rifles Museum between 10:30 am – 3:30 pm. Recommended age: 5-11 Cost: £2 per child 31st July – Workshop: Day in the Life of a Rifleman Find out what a day is like in the life of a Rifleman. Discover where a Read more…

Happy New Year from The Rifles Museum

Why not make sure that you stay Swift and Bold in 2019 with a Rifles diary? It’s just the thing to keep track of a New Year’s resolution! The diary features a week per-page and includes numerous useful facts, help you stay in the know – such as a list of international currencies, global time-zones and more.   Available at the museum shop for £12.

The Rifles Museum Phone Lines

Due to a recent office relocation, The Rifles Museum phone lines are currently down. If you wish to get in touch with the museum, please do so via our social media.   We hope to have this issue resolved as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Kaleidoscope Making

Design and build your own kaleidoscope at The Rifles Museum on Saturday 17th November. Also, enjoy kaleidoscope-colouring – what patterns will you create? Come in and enjoy a fun day of family activities. £1 per child 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Closed for lunch 12:00 am – 1:00 pm

Peninsula Pumpkins

Celebrate Halloween this year by coming over to The Rifles Museum on the 26th and 27th October for pumpkin carving, ghost stories and more! Call 01962 828505 to book your place for pumpkin carving. Limited tickets available on the day. £4.50 per pumpkin carved. This charge is per pumpkin, not child. The cost includes pumpkin and tea light. Suitable for children aged 5+ with a supervising adult. We recommend a 1:1 adult to child ratio for Read more…

Twice Sold Tales

Come on into The Rifles Museum to see our brilliant second-hand book corner. Browse through a wide collection of military history, novels and more! What will you discover? All books sold help us to fund the running and development of the museum. If you would like to support us, why not donate your books to The Rifles Museum? Pass on your great reads and pick up someone else’s while you’re here!