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The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum

Peninsula Barracks Romsey Road | Peninsula Barracks, Winchester SO23 8TS, England
+44 1962 828549
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visit to a fine military museum

visited the KRRC section of the museum (my late father's old regiment) - superb exhibits from the... read more

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Interesting museum. Not very large but plenty of things to look at. You can also get an idea of how... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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 | Peninsula Barracks, Winchester SO23 8TS, England
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"military history"
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"napoleonic wars"
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"well worth a visit"
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"victoria crosses"
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"waterloo battle"
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"guard room"
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"light effects"
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"entire battlefield"
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"great heritage"
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"well laid out"
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"british army"
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"couple of hours"
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Reviewed yesterday

visited the KRRC section of the museum (my late father's old regiment) - superb exhibits from the regiment's distinguished history thoughtfully laid out over 2 floors and topped off by a superb 'diorama' recreating the regiment's part in the Battle of Waterloo.Excellent service in the...More

Thank Patrick C
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Interesting museum. Not very large but plenty of things to look at. You can also get an idea of how heavy some of the protective armour the army wear. The staff were very friendly and happy to help.

Thank minime1971
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Winchester for three days so thought we’d check out this museum as we knew nothing about the Royal Green Jackets. The staff were helpful and friendly - always on hand to explain stuff or direct our attention to important exhibits. We learned...More

Thank Cymru-Bagpuss
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I live locally but have never visited in the past. Took a friend very interested in military history and both of us were very impressed. Enough to keep you interested for at least 2 hours and possibly more. Waterloo model is excellent

Thank RobW_Waterloo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting, well laid out, particularly enjoyed the battle of Waterloo re-enactment. Easy walk from the centre of town.

Thank Sue V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very informative.All though the re-anactment of Walterloo was impressive it did not exactly show the importance of the Prussion invovlement,however it was informative.It was a must to go for us and the whole experience of the green Jackets was very good.For me I really enjoyed...More

Thank Mason2015
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We paid £5 to enter the museum, as time was a premium, but for £11 you could visit all 5 museums. The green jackets have an amazing history, fighting in all corners of the world. The museum shows the full story from before the Neooleonic...More

Thank Lisa W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated within Winchester's museum complex. On arriving I thought a quick tour would suffice but i was wrong. This museum is so interesting and well laid out that you could devote as much time that allows. The museum covers two floors with good access for...More

1  Thank peter m
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Royal Green Jackets have engaged in just about every land battle the Brits have undertaken. For a relatively small museum there is well over 2 hours of history and stories of military daring do and politics of the day. My personal eye opener was...More

2  Thank Mark E
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Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

We had a really interesting day at the rifles museum. The diorama was so informative. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Highly recommended.

1  Thank martindrummie
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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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