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Re-enactors outside The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum

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  • Historic site of Winchester's Military Museums
  • Young & Old at a Fun for All Day
  • Serle’s House, home of The Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum
  • Tableau of a jungle camp inside the Gurkha Museum
  • Re-enactors outside The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum
  • Inside the HorsePower Museum

Contact Info

Peninsula Barracks
Romsey Road
Winchester
Hampshire
SO23 8TS
Tel: +44 01962 877 826
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Winchester’s Military Museums is a grouping of five military museums situated within yards of each other on an historic site close to the city centre of Winchester and adjacent to the Great Hall.

The five museums are:

• HorsePower, the Regimental Museum of The King’s Royal Hussars
• The Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum
• The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum
• The Gurkha Museum
• The Guardroom Museum, the Museum of the Adjutant-General’s Corps

Each museum is separately run and well worth a visit in its own right. A visit to Winchester’s Military Museums, however, provides an opportunity to visit all of them and enjoy an interesting ‘day out’.

Additionally, there is a Visitor’s Centre with refreshments available at the on-site Café Peninsula.

Opening Times

The HorsePower Museum - Opening Time: 01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014

Day Opening Times
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum - Opening Time: 01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014

Day Opening Times
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 12:00 - 16:00
Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum - Opening Time: 01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014

Day Opening Times
Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Gurkha Museum - Opening Time: 01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014

Day Opening Times
Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

Guard Room Museum - Opening Time: 01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014

Day Opening Times
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday Closed

* HorsePower Museum is closed 12:45pm-1:30pm daily.
Please check times for all other museums directly.

Tickets information

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff*
The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum - Adultfrom £3.75
The Gurkha Museum - Adultfrom £3.00

Admission to all other museums is free of charge.

Road Directions

Close to M3 motorway Park & Ride. Parking available at City car parks. Museums located at western end (top) of the High Street and close to The Great Hall.

Public Transport Directions

The nearest railway station is Winchester Rail Station, which is approximately 0.4 miles from Winchester's Military Museums. Alternatively, there is a city bus station within ten minutes walking distance.

 Facilities

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction - Some parts of the museums may be outside.

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Disabled persons toilet - All the museums have wheelchair access and disabled persons toilets except The Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum (although there is one in the same building).
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

Children & Infants

  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • Off-road parking
  • On Site Car Parking
  • On site parking - Limited parking available.
  • On site parking close by
  • Parking (free)
  • Railway station within 5 miles
  • Railway station within walking distance

Catering

  • Cafe
  • Catering for groups
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Café Peninsula open Tuesdays to Saturdays 10am to 4pm, closed on Sundays and Mondays.
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Refreshments Available

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - Usually 1-2 hours.
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - The maximum group size is 50 people.
  • Min group size - The minimum group size is 10 people.
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times - Please enquire for full details.
  • Special group rates - Please enquire for full details.
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Conference facilities - Limited conference facilities are available.
  • Groups welcome
  • No Pets
  • Open all year round
  • Special Opening for Groups by Arrangement
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun - Occasionally hosts Family Fun days.
  • Marketed Towards Children - During School Holidays and Half-Term.

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

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