What To See

The Rifles Museum has re-opened! Please check the Plan Your Visit page for detailed opening times...

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 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!

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Our permanent gallery tells the 21st Century stories of The Rifles, from the forming in Iraq through to recent work in peace keeping, training foreign forces and anti-poaching.

Packed with personal items and individual soldiers’ accounts, it is a meaningful experience for all to enjoy and explore.

Exhibitions

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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.

Free Entry

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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.

Free Entry

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.

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Summer Holiday Activities (2021)

28th July, 4th, 11th and 16-29th August

This Summer Holiday, come to The Rifles Museum for fun, family activities. Take home great craft packs and colouring on our Wonderful Wednesdays!

Medal Making – 28th July: Create your own medals. What will yours be awarded for?

Sword Making – 4th August: Copy and make one of the swords or bayonets from the history of The Rifles!

Riflemen Dolls – 11th August: Design and decorate your doll. Copy the real uniforms of The Rifles or invent your own!

Camouflage Colouring – 16-29th August: Self-led Camouflage Colouring and activities. Learn the story of camo in The Rifles.

Suggested donation: £2 per activity pack
Recommended age: 4-11
10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Touring Exhibition

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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 museum@the-rifles.co.uk

Download the I am a Rifleman information pack here

Read more about the exhibition here

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As the nation gradually unlocks The Rifles Museum is pleased to confirm that we have re-opened! Please check the Plan Your Visit page to check our opening times for Summer 2021…

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