Following the announcement of a new national lockdown The Rifles Museum is now closed! 

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The
Rifles
Museum

History in the Making
Be Inspired by the Modern Rifleman

Welcome

Situated in the heart of the Winchester Military Quarter, we offer a fascinating insight into the story of the largest infantry regiment of the British Army.

Opening Hours

Wednesday – Saturday 10am – 2.30pm

Closed Sunday – Tuesday

Admission

Entry to the Rifles Museum is FREE

The Rifles Museum

Peninsula Barracks
Romsey Road
Winchester SO23 8TS

What To See

Image of men in historical military uniform standing outside the museum

Main Gallery

The Main Gallery in The Rifles Museum offers a fascinating insight into the story of the largest infantry regiment of the British Army. Immerse yourself in their history and exciting campaigns and find out what it is like to be a Rifleman.

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Image of an ornimental stag's head made out of silver

Exhibitions

The temporary exhibition space in the Museum hosts one-off exhibitions during the year with a future programme featuring diverse subjects including art, sport, disability, local and military history and gender equality in the military. Keep an eye out for upcoming displays.

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Events and Workshops

Throughout the year, The Rifles Museum offers a variety of Events and Activities for people of all ages. From family craft activities and workshops, to online talks and in-person events, check out what we have coming up on our website and through social media.

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Behind The Scenes

The small Museum team are always working to develop and improve The Rifles Museum to reflect the stature of the Regiment. With the current pandemic we have focused on our online presence over the last year, extending our social media channels and completing this first stage of a revamped website for the Museum. Please let us know what you think of our new website on our social media or by email.

Amazing. Educational. Humbling.

Great museum. Who knew so much was behind those doors?!

This is Amazing! Our soldiers / riflemen are Amazing! Thank you so much.

Very informative. Enjoyed it with my 14yr old who is keen on history. Thank you!

Brilliant trying on outfits and we had a nice visit. Thanks!

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