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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…

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…

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 servantsof The Rifles. That we may uphold and be worthy of the great traditions bound up inour former Regiments, and as we were chosen to be swift…

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…

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…

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…

It’s National Poetry Day 2016!

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…

Getting the Museum ‘Squared Away’

After the rush of the school holidays, we are taking a moment to catch our breath and giving the collections some much needed TLC. Whilst the fingerprints on our cases are a testament to the enjoyment of our younger visitors have found amongst the displays, they can be disruptive for…

Getting Ready for our Touring Exhibition

We are thrilled to announce that to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Formation of The Rifles, we are planning to send a touring exhibition across the UK. Within the exhibition, we hope to feature stories and objects that reflect the ethos of The Rifles from the past 10 years.…

The Rifles Collection Proudly Presents…

Our new Afghanistan Gallery! We have been working hard over the past months to design and re-display the Afghanistan exhibition in the museum. We have put new text panels up telling the story of The Rifles in Afghanistan and the numerous operations they were involved in, as well as introduce new and…