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The Royal Green Jackets Museum

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Address: Peninsula Barracks Romsey Road | Romsey Road, Winchester SO23 8TS, England
Phone Number: 44 1962 828549

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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Really worth a visit. Lovely location. Easy parking. Friendly staff. Fantastic displays. We had a lovely time and really enjoyed every aspect of it. Entry is VERY reasonable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really worth a visit. Lovely location. Easy parking. Friendly staff. Fantastic displays. We had a lovely time and really enjoyed every aspect of it. Entry is VERY reasonable.

Thank Matthew H
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On leaving one of the museum staff responding to our surprise at how much there is to see here commented it's a bit like a tardis isn't it? It's also a whirlwind tour over two floors of military endeavour across the globe and covering many centuries. I lingered at an audiovisual display about the Peninsular War in the early nineteenth... More 

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

I am glad you enjoyed looking around the Museum. There is a lot to see in one visit, but if you Gift Aided your admission you can come back for free. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Lots to see and laid out well. The diorama of the Battle of Waterloo is fascinating. Our ticket covered us for the year. It is only a short walk from the centre of town through the ancient West Gate. I have taken school trips there and the children enjoyed trying on uniforms and holding weapons.

Thank NelsonUKSouth
Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We visited the museum approx 15 yrs ago and things have def changed and all for the better, didn't believe it could be anymore interesting than it had been during our first visit but the interactive light show over the diorama is great

Thank Hammers19
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

A very informative and visual walk through the time and history of the Royal Green Jackets, a lot of thought and effort has gone into this and you see, read or notice something different with each visit. The battle of Waterloo diorama upstairs is magnificent. You can take as long as you want and have a nice coffee and cake... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

The museum is housed within what was Peninsula Barracks home to the Royal Green Jackets. I served with the regiment so may be a little biassed. Having said that this was my first visit for many years and it has undergone some serious transformations. It is easy to navigate around and has some fantastic exhibits for all ages covering all... More 

Thank BigJim8428
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

The British Army came to recognize that those bright red tunics on its soldiers made for good targets, so it dressed its infantrymen in brown trousers and green jackets. Armed with rifles, lightly equipped, and marching at double-time, The Royal Green Jackets became the "rapid response force." Set among a cluster of military museums in the Peninsula Barracks in Winchester,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

This museum is beautifully thought out, with the displays progressing you steadily through the history of the Green jackets. The diorama of the battle of Waterloo was particularly impressive, giving a very clear overview of the key moments of the battle. The personal stories of Victoria Cross winners also made for fascinating reading

Thank Becky C
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

one of the best Army Museum's I have visited in a long time Worth a visit if you are in the area :) if you are a member of the Light Division Association, you will get a Discount on the entry fee.

Thank FaughaBallagh207
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Wifey and I made a day trip to Winchester and visited its many museums. The Military Museums are mainly clustered together so if travelling by car, limited free on-site parking is available (get a permit from one of the museum entrances). The Rifles Green Jackets Museum has a lot of interesting information with some made-safe rifles you can pick up... More 

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