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The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum

Romsey Road | Peninsula Barracks, Winchester SO23 8TS, England
+44 1962 828549
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This is one of the five military museums in Peninsular Barracks. It traces the history of the... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
Lisa F
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Romsey, United Kingdom
Wincester

Very good museum about the Rifles throughout history, The Waterloo diorama was excellent and very... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2017
njd12445
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, 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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Romsey Road | Peninsula Barracks, Winchester SO23 8TS, England
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

This is one of the five military museums in Peninsular Barracks. It traces the history of the British Light Infantry. There is a world map showing all the places where they had been in action. I appears that, apart from most of South America, Britain...More

Thank Lisa F
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Very good museum about the Rifles throughout history, The Waterloo diorama was excellent and very informative with the light show. Well recommended

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Reviewed 25 November 2017

This is one of six museums - we went in two on the day - allow a couple of hours - very informative and an excellent portrayal of the Battle of Waterloo. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, The grounds are fabulous and the cafe in...More

Thank Colette C
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Friendly staff very good displays very good shop shows what soldierly is all about good amount about n ireland

Thank saxonlad69
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Worth visitin for the historical experience, but due to ongoing renovations the museum is really cramped and easily overcrowded.

Thank Kay B
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Really good museum with loads of artifacts and displays. Battle diorama is particularly well done. Well worth a visit.

Thank taffyjuk
Reviewed 14 October 2017

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 11 October 2017

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.

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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
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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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