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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!

By James Fenton, ago
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2018 Winter Activities and Events

This year, we have an exciting winter of activities and events planned out. Make sure you don’t miss out on our exciting new temporary exhibition, Riflemen Behind the Lens, opening 24th September. This exhibition will feature a fantastic collection of photographs taken by the Regiment themselves over the course of the last year. Linking in with Riflemen Behind the Lens, we have a photography workshop and make and take kaleidoscope session coming to the museum. This Halloween, come on Read more…

By Melanie, ago
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I am a Rifleman Touring Exhibition

It was in 2015, that the museum first started preparing to develop its touring exhibition. From the opening of the museum in 2013 to the public, it had always been an aspiration of its Trustees and staff to develop a touring exhibition. Under the guidance and management of the Museum Manager, Melanie Marsh, things started to take shape. The proposal for the design was a theme of 12 short stories from individuals that encapsulated what Read more…

By Melanie, ago
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Volunteering at The Rifles Museum by Alice Rhodes

Although the footer says otherwise, I am not Melanie, so I thought I would first introduce myself.  My name is Alice Rhodes and I am one of the volunteers at The Rifles Museum.  I am in my third year of an English and History degree from the University of Southampton, and planning to have a career in museums or archives.  Luckily, at the same time I was looking for more experience, The Rifles Museum was Read more…

By Melanie, ago
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The Shop 2018

If you come down to the museum today you’re in for a big surprise… It doesn’t quite fit the nursery rhyme, but if you haven’t been to the museum in a while, you would not know that we have some new items in the museum’s shop: teddy bears wearing their own Rifles t-shirts and wristbands in the Rifles colours, amongst other things.  Maybe after looking round the museum, you could have your own teddy bears Read more…

By Melanie, ago
Community

The Rifles Collect

The Rifles Collect is the Regimental Prayer of The Rifles: O Almighty God, the sure stronghold of each succeeding age, guard us your servants of The Rifles. That we may uphold and be worthy of the great traditions bound up in our former Regiments, and as we were chosen to be swift and bold may we seek with courage you grace in every time of need and so be patient and persevering in running the Read more…

By Melanie, ago
Announcements

It’s almost 2018…

2017 has been a busy year for us here at The Rifles Collection and we can’t believe 2018 is almost here! Lots of changes have been happening, but a lot have been ‘behind the scenes’ changes, so we thought we’d taken this opportunity to let our visitors know all about them. The museum now has its own Trust, previously, it was under The Rifles Regimental Trust, now it is an independent Trust – The Rifles Read more…

By Melanie, ago
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Medal Sets Appeal

The Regimental Museum of The Rifles is appealing for medal sets for its’ collection. If you are currently serving in the Regiment and hold a Conspicuous Gallantry Cross, Military Cross, George Medal or Queen’s Gallantry Medal – please get in touch! We would like to create a replica set of medals from those serving in the Regiment. You will be able to keep your medals but your story will be shown in the museum. If you have Read more…

By Melanie, ago
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On Parade! 2017

This Sunday, 18th June 2017, is Winchester’s Military Museums’ annual Armed Forces Day event, On Parade! The event begins at 11:00 and will run until 15:00. It will feature live music courtesy of The Spitfire Sisters and The Rifles Band and Bugles, along with displays of modern military vehicles provided by the British Army as well as various re-enactors for some historical flavour. The event is free to attend and all of Winchester’s Military Museums Read more…

By Volunteer, ago
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It’s National Poetry Day 2016!

[cd_row][cd_column width=”span12″][cd_text] For National Poetry Day 2016, we would like to share a poem “To Reflect and Remember” by former Serjeant Paul Cocoran, which has been adapted for The Rifles today. Feel free to share your own contribution with us, using #nationalpoetryday #therifles to the @TheRiflesCol on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To Reflect and Remember The Officers and Soldiers we all once knew                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The good times the hard times the compo stew The training was Read more…

By Melanie, ago