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The Royal Green Jackets Museum

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Address: Peninsula Barracks Romsey Road | Romsey Road, Winchester SO23 8TS, England
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+44 1962 828549
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One of Winchester's five superb Military Museums telling the story of 250...

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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Overnight stay in the town

Before leaving the town we visited the Peninsular Barracks and spent a few hours visiting the various museums there. Memorable is the active Waterloo battle with its hundreds of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Before leaving the town we visited the Peninsular Barracks and spent a few hours visiting the various museums there. Memorable is the active Waterloo battle with its hundreds of figures. There is so much to absorb so gift aid your entrance fee, retain your ticket and return for free for a 2 nd visit. Use the cafe by the entrance... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We spent at least a couple of hours engrossed in the displays and were really impressed by the battle of Waterloo exhibit which kept us interested and talking for 30 minutes or more. The staff were both friendly and informative and there is so much material we will have to visit again to take in the rest.. Highly recommended for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Very good musuem with loads to look at and lots of intresting information of all parts of military history. Will be visiting again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This museum is a place for all;especially if you have an interest in army history;it goes right back to when the Royal Green Jackets started and then goes all the way through the parts they played in all wars...best to take your time to let it all sink in...

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I wrote a report on this before but I did not do a very good job on it , this is one of the best military museums that there is , and the Diorama on the battle of Waterloo is to be seen , so much history at this museum , that you will really enjoy it ,if you are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

There is so much to learn about here, it is different to the usual saxon, norman history etc. It encompasses detalls about the Napalese, the area as well as the Gurkha history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I have been to this place and I thought it was going to be about green jacket hornets. Then I found out they are called yellow jackets and this was a military museum ..It was lovely

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Excellent and historic museum that covers all aspects of the Royal Green Jackets. The cafe used to be the jail.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We really enjoyed this museum and spent a couple of hours here in the end after thinking it would be a short stop. The exhibits were very interesting and take you through the history from the beginning to the current time. The highlights for us were the information on the Peninsula war and battle of Waterloo, especially the large audio/visual... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Another interesting place to visit whilst in Winchester, that not many tourist would know about, as its hidden behind the Cathedral.

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