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“I need to brush up on our history more!”

The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum
Ranked #9 of 70 things to do in Winchester
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed September 17, 2012

Wow wasn't our last 100 years of history eventful! this is just brilliant and I was never in the Army. The Rifles were everywhere. It's like a potted history of everything the Great British empire did. Best £3 i've ever spent. 3 hours and i didn't get through everything. I skipped over the upstairs which should be started first. Brilliant!!!

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Reviewed August 12, 2012

Lots of information about the regiment's battles, lots of artifacts, including weapons, medals and uniforms. Also great account of the genesis of this unit which was truly ground-breaking in the British army.

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Reviewed August 5, 2012

Have visited this museum many times in the past , as i lived in Winchester for 21 years. It has very good displays well laid out and fully documented.If you want to find out the history of The Royal Green Jackets this is the place to visit . They are an important part of the history of Winchester and their importance should not be under estimated. I can still remember as a boy seeing them march into the city centre and parade in front of King Alfred statue.

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Reviewed July 25, 2012

I visited this many years ago when there were still soldiers based in the barracks there. The museum is much like others of its kind, but still worth a visit.

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Reviewed July 2, 2012

Within easy walking distance of the town centre, the museum is located just inside the former Peninsula Barracks, the barracks having been turned into private housing some years ago. As you pass the former Guard Room on your right, you enter the museum itself. For a relatively small museum it is absolutely packed with treasures, from comprehensive campaign displays, uniforms, weaponry, paintings, and a diorama of the Battle of Waterloo. Outstanding.

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