Those of us on the course had great opportunity to learn from many of the knowledgeable staff of the NAM and other military museums, and to explore the archive and library. The course provided useful training and advice on such diverse topics as radiation and hazards in museums, best conservation practices, and exhibitions and events.
We also had a chance to attend the NAM’s annual Regimental and Corps Museums Conference, and to visit two other excellent London museums – the Guards Museum and the Household Cavalry Museum.
The NAM has many displays include on the modern Army, some of which include The Rifles. Over the course of the week, the Assistant Curator enjoyed spotting as many RIFLES-related objects and images as possible! The museum also has many objects important to RIFLES heritage, notably a painting of Sir John Moore, one of the Regiment’s founding fathers, and his sword, sash, telescope and pocket watch.
Visit the NAM to learn more about the British Army and its impact on society past and present. Come to The Rifles Museum here at Peninsula Barracks, Winchester for the story of The Rifles regiment.