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The Royal Green Jackets Museum

Peninsula Barracks | Romsey Road, Winchester SO23 8TS, England
44 1962 828549
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Ranked #3 of 31 Attractions in Winchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

lovely relaxing place and so much to see and look round take a good camera as this is a place to visit and take in the history of Winchester and all its glory :-)

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Brisbane, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had high expectations of the museum and it is full of displays but it became a little boring, which I hate to admit as my husband esplecially was keen to visit from what he had heard. It just appeared a little tired and in need of a bit of a facelift or someone to provide a personal touch. Ok... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This museum is versatile and surprisingly interesting for the non-military-enthusiastic (such as myself) as well. Unlike some of the other Winchester military museums it has an entrance fee, but it was rather tolerable (a few pounds). There is an extensive collection of items on display and lots of historical background to tie the story of the regiment to the history... More

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This place is within the centre of Winchester. My bf took me here as it's where he used to be housed in the barracks when he was in the army. The museum itself is fascinating, a must if you like history and war. It's not that big but for me it was lovely to see a bit of my bf... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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87 reviews 87 reviews
50 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The long history of military activity associated with the UK is covered here. Very complete and thorough, well laid out, and well presented. One of the better military museums, especially in presenting the infantry and its major contributions. A must for a history buff. The Waterloo diorama is outstanding and provides a good overview of the battle. Entry charge is... More

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Fleet, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

A very well laid out military museum. A huge amount of information to take in , probably too much for one trip. The displays are well presented and clearly labelled.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Often visit here. The staff are consistently friendly and welcoming. The food is simple but well presented. I particularly like the paninis - always presented with a small side salad and dressing. Very reasonably priced too. A place where the staff are pleasant and seem to value your custom. Highly recommended if you're at the top of town. Pity they're... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The museum is a well organized history of the Rifle Regiment. Good displays, maps, uniforms. A well stocked shop with Green Jackets stuff.

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Birmingham, England
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The fount and origin of three of the British Army's most dynamic and idiosyncratic regiments - the King's Royal Rifle Corps, the Rifle Brigade and the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. The development of this stripped-down style of soldiering (no colours, arms carried at the trail, and a brisk pace of 140 paces per minute) is explained in this two-storey... More

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70 reviews 70 reviews
39 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The building is situated in the grounds of the old Peninsular Barracks ( which is worth visiting on its own architectural merits ) and ,in my opinion ,is one of the best Regimental museums I have ever visited. The exhibits are distributed over two spacious floors and trace the development of British Rifle Regiments in a logical and attractive way.... More

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