Winchester's Military Museums
Museum in Winchester
Located within Peninsula Barracks, Winchester’s Military Museums house a collection of six significant county military collections. One of the main highlights is the Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum, which showcases an impressive array of uniforms, medals, and a captivating diorama of the Battle of Waterloo. This museum delves into the history of the regiment and Britain’s involvement in a long succession of wars.
Within the same building, visitors can explore the Gurkha Museum, a dedicated space honoring the renowned elite troops from Nepal. HorsePower, the Museum of The King’s Royal Hussars, offers engaging displays on the history of this esteemed Cavalry Regiment. The Guardroom Museum, known as the Museum of the Adjutant-General’s Corps, further adds to the rich military heritage found in the complex.
To complete your visit, make sure to browse the on-site shop and enjoy refreshments at the café. Take a leisurely stroll through the magnificent Peninsula Square, adorned with meticulously maintained gardens. For a picturesque return to the city center, embark on a scenic walk along Archery Lane, located at the southern end of the barrack grounds.
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Visiting Winchester's Military Museums
Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm (last admission 3.30pm)