The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum

www.visitwinchester.co.uk/royal-green-jackets-rifles-museum

  • A canon outside the museum
  • A canon outside the museum

The Royal Green Jackets Museum

Peninsula Barracks, Romsey Road, Winchester

SO23 8TS

One of the best regimental museums in the Country!

Widely recognised as one of the best Regimental Museums in the country the collection tells the history of three famous Regiments, The Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, The King’s Royal Rifle Corps and The Rifle Brigade that came together in 1966 to form The Royal Green Jackets.

First floor displays cover the years from 1741 to 1914 including an award winning exhibition, 'With the Rifles to Waterloo', focused on the Napoleonic Wars the centerpiece of which is a spectacular diorama of the Waterloo battlefield on which 30,000 model soldiers and horses, with an accompanying sound and light commentary, depict the fighting on 18 June 1815.

The regiments’ 59 Victoria Cross winners and the numerous, often little known, campaigns of the latter half of the 19th century complete the first floor displays.

On the ground floor models with interactive audio, cover the two World Wars and the ‘withdrawal from Empire’ years whilst the Recent History Section relates the story of the Regiment from the formation of The Royal Green Jackets in 1966 through to the year 2007 covering the Cold War years, service in Northern Ireland, UN operations in the Balkans, the Gulf War and the invasion of Iraq. 

  • Disabled toilets
  • Stair lift
  • January to March: Tuesday to Saturday 10a.m. to 5p.m. (Last entry 4.15p.m.)
  • April to December: Monday to Saturday 10a.m. to 5p.m. (Last entry 4.15p.m.)
  • Sundays: The Museum will be open on Sundays from 19 June and 11 September 2016 inclusive. It is closed on other Sundays and over Christmas and New Year.

Visits to the Museum’s archives are by appointment only.

Adults £4
Senior Citizens £3.75
Children (16 and under) Free
Students £3

Road

From the M3 south leave the motorway at Junction 10, (Bar End) and follow the signs for central Winchester.

Follow the one way system to the top of the High Street where it becomes Romsey Road. Peninsula Barracks is 200yds on the left as you go up Romsey Road.

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Heritage Open Day at the Rifles Museum

09 Sep
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