What To See
The Rifles Museum has re-opened! Please check the Plan Your Visit page for detailed opening times...
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 into their history and exciting campaigns, and find out what it is like to be a Rifleman, including trying on their uniform and battle armour!
Packed with personal items and individual soldiers’ accounts, it is a meaningful experience for all to enjoy and explore.
Unseen Art – The Art of a Regiment
21 January 2020
to 9 May 2020 [Extended to Summer 2021]
As part of the museum’s changing exhibition series, this exhibition features a selection of artworks and silver owned by The Rifles Regiment. Including a mixture of portraits, freedom and friendship gifts and presentation pieces, this display will look at why military organisations commission and collect art, and how painting can be used during the recovery and rehabilitation of injured Riflemen.
Sport in The Rifles
[Postponed until Summer 2021]
To link to the Summer Olympics in Tokyo during July and August, this exhibition will highlight the importance of sport to The Rifles. As a fitness tool, a source of competition and camaraderie and for social entertainment, sporting endeavours are a crucial part of life as a Rifleman, and form a central part of the Regiment’s calendar.
Events and Workshops
While social distancing prevents us from hosting group activities in the Museum, please follow our social media channels for ideas you can try for crafts and family activities at home.
The Rifles Museum Take and Make Activity Packs – Riflemen Dolls
Wednesday 2 June 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
This Summer half-term holiday, come back into The Rifles Museum and pick up an activity pack, with everything you need to make your own Rifleman doll at home. Follow the simple instructions to create your own wooden Rifleman doll. Paint and decorate them to copy the real uniforms of the Regiment or come up with your own designs!
Each pack contains a wooden doll (of course!) instructions, a handout on the background of the uniforms of The Rifles, real scraps of Multi-Terrain Pattern (MTP) camouflage and other craft supplies.
Send us pictures of your Rifleman dolls on The Rifles Museum’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts – we’d love to see them!
Suggested donation: £2 per pack
Recommended age: 4-11
I am a Rifleman
Drawing on our unique collections and stories, we have created a touring exhibition, I am a Rifleman. We are always looking to develop new partnerships and hope to curate more touring exhibitions in the future!
For further information on our touring exhibition offer, please download the information pack below or contact us by email on email@example.com
Download the I am a Rifleman information pack here
Read more about the exhibition here