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The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum

Peninsula Barracks Romsey Road | Romsey Road, Winchester SO23 8TS, England
+44 1962 828549
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Great heritage of the Royal Green Jackets

An excellent Museum based on two floors, the early years upstairs and more recent downstairs... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Chaz044
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London
Interesting Architecture

Wandered around this amazing building, or at least the parts that the public are allowed to see. A... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
nh1404491
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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One of Winchester's five superb Military Museums telling the story of 250 years of campaigning for peace by The Royal Green Jackets and their former regiments, the 43rd and 52nd (The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry), the 60th (The King's Royal Rifle Corps) and the 95th Rifles (The Rifle Brigade). An outstanding collection of uniforms, weapons, silver, paintings and medals set over two floors. The exhibition on the first floor, entitled 'With the Rifles to Waterloo', opened in 2015 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. The centrepiece of the exhibition is the 25 square metre model of the battle with light and sound commentary. The museum is situated in Peninsula Square, formerly the barracks and the home of the Rifle Depot.
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Peninsula Barracks Romsey Road | Romsey Road, Winchester SO23 8TS, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

An excellent Museum based on two floors, the early years upstairs and more recent downstairs. Covers the early years of the Green Jackets and American war of independence, through to Waterloo, WW1 and 2 and very recent times. Long and distinguished history and involved in...More

Thank Chaz044
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wandered around this amazing building, or at least the parts that the public are allowed to see. A brilliant tribute to the brave men who died.

Thank nh1404491
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Excellently curated museum which is well laid out and very interesting! Really enjoyed our visit. The Battle of Waterloo diorama was particularly impressive. However the highlight was the friendly and genuinely kind staff who were very informative and helpful. Really made our day!

Thank Ben C
Reviewed 6 September 2017

One of the best military museum around. Well laid out and on display about 57 VC's I think. I won't say too much about this Regimental Museum of 3 Green Jacket Regiments as it would spoil it for you. GO AND SEE IT, you will...More

Thank Reginald K
Reviewed 1 September 2017

The memorabilia housed in this building alone was worth the visit never mind the history and information that you learn about, I left feeling very thankful and humbled.

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Not the biggest fan of museums but this was good and we spent a good two hours there so was good value for money.

Thank tashygreyling
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent museum showing the history of this illustrious regiment and its forebears. There is a lot of information to take in and of course a lot of history. The museum is well laid out and the staff are very helpful and knowledgeable. If military history...More

Thank MMW72
Reviewed 27 July 2017

For old soldiers of lovers of history this is a must .And if you love the Bernard Cornwall SHARPE novels its a must see place to learn the history of the Green Jackets and the 95th rifels . Good collection of uniforms and weapons ;...More

Thank colinmbaxter
Reviewed 19 July 2017

A team from NADFAS have recently mounted badges which are now displayed in beautiful new drawers. It is so easy to view these now. There is also a small cabinet containing VCs. The museum is a fitting tribute to what we owe the GurkhasMore

Thank Gillian G G
Christine P, Manager at The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

There are six museum collections at Peninsula Barracks so it can get a little confusing. The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum is on the same site as the Gurkha Museum but in a separate building. Collectively we are known as Winchester's Military Museums. Thank you...More

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Very helpful staff. Wonderful displays. An absolute gem. Incredible Waterloo diorama. Excellent displays from the Peninsula Campaign to Afghanistan. A must for military enthusiasts, history enthusiasts and those with a passing interest. Easy parking in the stunning barracks is worth a visit alone. You must...More

Thank THFA1984
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mexxcca
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Admission fees to The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum are as follows: Adults: £4.00 Senior Citizens: £3.75 Students: £3.00 Children 16 years and under: Free Serving personnel: Free admission
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