The Rifles Museum

The Rifles Museum is the regimental museum of The Rifles. It is located in Winchester in Hampshire, England and is part of Winchester's Military Museums.

The Rifles Museum
The Rifles Museums (geograph 2732255).jpg
The Rifles Museum
The Rifles Museum is located in Hampshire
The Rifles Museum
Shown in Hampshire
Established2013
LocationPeninsula Barracks, Winchester, United Kingdom
Coordinates51°03′46″N 1°19′16″W / 51.0628°N 1.3212°W / 51.0628; -1.3212Coordinates: 51°03′46″N 1°19′16″W / 51.0628°N 1.3212°W / 51.0628; -1.3212
TypeRegimental museum
Websiteriflesmuseum.co.uk

HistoryEdit

The museum was established as "The Rifles Collection" in 2013 with the objective of preserving artifacts of importance in the history of The Rifles since it was formed in 2007.[1] It also organises a programme of regular military talks around the UK.[2][3] Now known as "The Rifles Museum", the museum is organised chronologically and it has a special display relating to the courage of soldiers, and the Victoria Cross in particular.[4] It forms one of the six military museums at Peninsular Barracks.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Rifles Museum". Find Global. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Serving soldiers recount life on the frontline in Afghanistan". Northern Echo. 9 March 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Special military exhibit to open at Winchester museum". Hampshire Chronicle. 23 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Salute the History of Heroes At The Rifles Museum". Shuttercraft. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  5. ^ "Military might on show to mark Armed Forces Day in Winchester". Daily Echo. 20 June 2017.