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Winchester’s Military Museums

Peninsula Barracks Romsey Road | Peninsula Barracks, Winchester SO23 8TS, England
+44 1962 877826
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Lovely place.

Start off with a good cuppa in the cafe and then tour the gardens before trying all of the museums... read more

Reviewed yesterday
dean b
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Coventry, United Kingdom
A group of Military Museums

These museums will be of interest to many people, just not ex military. It is great to have them... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
KiwiKerry53
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Peninsula Barracks in Winchester is home to six different regimental museums situated just yards from each other on an historic site. The six museums are: The Guardroom Museum, the Museum of the Adjutant-General's Corp The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum The Rifles Collection - Regimental Museum of the Rifles The Museum of the King's Royal Hussars The Gurkha Museum The Royal Hampshire Regimental Museum Each museum offers a unique experience with fascinating stories told through diverse collections of medals, uniforms and military objects. There is also a Visitor Centre and onsite cafe; Copper Joe's.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Peninsula Barracks Romsey Road | Peninsula Barracks, Winchester SO23 8TS, England
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+44 1962 877826
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Reviewed yesterday

Start off with a good cuppa in the cafe and then tour the gardens before trying all of the museums. A must if visiting Winchester. Plenty of facilities and helpful staff.

Thank dean b
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These museums will be of interest to many people, just not ex military. It is great to have them in one area. We were unable to go into all of them, but the area itself is an attraction in itself. You could spend as little...More

Thank KiwiKerry53
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Definitely worth a visit if you are in Winchester. I went along with my mother in her 80's and my son in his 20's. Suitable for all generations including younger children, and the diorama of the Battle of Waterloo was a particular highlight. The staff...More

1  Thank maggieWiltshire
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

Really great little museums, perfect for trotting around when the weather's a bit gloomy outside. Great exploration into different aspects of the military and the history of the army, with lots of fascinating collections. The staff were very helpful too. You can visit each of...More

1  Thank Michael R
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

Being ex military I was very interested in visiting these museums. I took my wife with me unsure if she would be interested and I was delighted when she was as impressed as I was. The museums have free parking and each regimental museum was...More

Thank Andrew G
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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Always interested in military history and the cavalry museum here is no exception. A proud history and quite fascinating. Definitely worth a visit and with the proximity of the other military museums makes for a great day.

Thank MMW72
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

Having been born and spending the first 15 years of my life in Winchester I was used to seeing the RGJ training in and around the city and had visited the old museum in the 60's. On a recent visit my Wife, eldest son and...More

1  Thank the_wagsta
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

The best military museum I have ever been to. the depiction of the battle of Waterloo was magnificent.

1  Thank Julie M F
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

We went to the On Parade open day. This included free access to the museums. It was a great day out. The museums were well presented and staff were friendly. There were interactive things laid out, and the Waterloo display is superb. The cafe offered...More

1  Thank WBlenheim
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

Highly recommend a visit to see all the military history, associated with the Barracks. Nice friendly staff, and very welcoming.

Thank malc1005
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Response from KiwiKerry53 | Reviewed this property |
No, not sure why you'd expect them to be! Guide Dogs excluded of course
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