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The Royal Green Jackets Museum

Address: Peninsula Barracks | Romsey Road, Winchester SO23 8TS, England
Phone Number: 44 1962 828549
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Ranked #5 of 33 Attractions in Winchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Museums
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Type: Military Museums, Museums

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Clewiston, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

if you love military history this is for you. a lot to look at, a lot to read. the café was excellent, value for money and the cake was yummy

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
36 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Spent a couple of hours wandering around this museum, a very interesting place. It was a shame the Waterloo display was not open, but given the centenary next year I can well understand the need for updating it. Having said this there was still plenty to see and feel that if the display had been open we may have missed... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The diorama of Waterloo is a prize exhibit at this museum, featured prominently on its website. The afternoon we went to Winchester specifically to see it we met (without looking for them) six people who had also travelled to the city to see it. The Waterloo Gallery is closed until March 2015. It's completely inexcusable not to put this prominently... More 

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PullenC, General Manager at The Royal Green Jackets Museum, responded to this review

I am sorry that you were disappointed with your visit to The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum. Our website does state that two thirds of the first floor, including the Waterloo diorama will be closed from 18 September for six months for refurbishment. This appears on the opening page, the homepage and 'Planning Your Visit' page of the museum website.... More 

Boulder, Colorado
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35 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Green Jackets are the new name for a number of regiments that have fought for England for centuries. This museum honors their achievements. One of the amusing bits was that these guys fought against the Americans in the Revolutionary War. Those battles were listed alongside all the rest. Funny!

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Lochgelly, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Even although it is partially closed for upgrade work, the museum is still very interesting. Very humbling to see so many Victoria Crosses on display.

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

A very good museum that I found very informative and interesting. My wife not so overwhelmed. A bit of a climb up the high street to get to it, especially after a late lunch. Staff were very helpful. Great to see the Gurkhas being acknowledged.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

My visitor from America is a war battle enthusiast and was delighted with the museum. He was disappointed by the fact that some of the displays were closed for refurbishment.

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PullenC, Manager at The Royal Green Jackets Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I am sorry to hear that your friend was disappointed as some of the displays are currently closed to the public. Our North American section and the Battle of Waterloo diorama is currently undergoing refurbishment. While this area is closed conservators while work on some of the exhibits, including the diorama, and the new Waterloo... More 

London
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I enjoyed our visit to this museum, finding it full of interesting information on history of the Royal Green Jackets. There is a particularly impressive model of the Battle of Waterloo on the 1st floor and some great stories of the individuals who served with them.

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London
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Came across this museum by chance (it was advertised on the park and ride bus stop). It's not very well signposted but worth seeking it out, as the entrance fee for an adult was only £3.75 with children going free and that makes this place a top find in my view. Lots of stuff to read and research, but even... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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