Royal Green Jackets - Rifles Museum

The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum
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Situated close to the City Centre, and the heart of historic Winchester with its Great Hall and Cathedral, this excellent Museum records, chronologically, graphically and entertainingly, the history of The Royal Green Jackets and its antecedent Regiments from 1741 to the present day.

The Museum houses an outstanding collection of uniforms, weapons, silver, paintings and medals, including 34 of the Regiment's 59 Victoria Crosses. The exhibition entitled 'With the Rifles to Waterloo' opened to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo is now on permanent display; focused on the Napoleonic Wars the centrepiece of the exhibition is a magnificent, recently cleaned and conserved, diorama measuring 22' x 11' with 30,000 model soldiers and horses, plus an accompanying sound and light commentary telling the story of 18 June 2015.

Other popular visitor attractions include the Victoria Cross Display, 'For Valour', and the Recent History Section covering the history of the Regiment from the formation of The Royal Green Jackets in 1966 through to the year 2000. It tells the story of the Regiment's involvement in Northern Ireland, the first Gulf War and in the Balkans. It includes information on 'The Regiment Today'. Among the items on display is the Prisoner of War uniform worn by Sergeant 'Andy McNab' after his capture by the Iraqis in 1991.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Open Monday - Saturday 10 am to 5 pm (last admission 4.15 pm.)
Open Sundays 19 June to 18 September

Closed: Sundays and Mondays January, to March inclusive
Closed over Christmas and the New Year 20 December to 4 January inclusive

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

Admission charges

Admission prices

Adults: £4.00
Senior Citizens: £3.75
Students: £3.00
Children: Free

Serving personnel and Friends of the Museum are admitted free.
Members of The Royal Green Jackets Regimental Association are admitted half price.

Getting there

Situated within Peninsula Barracks, close to Winchester City centre the Museum is easy to find. Peninsula Barracks is adjacent to the Great Hall and within 100 metres of the High Street and the West Gate. The Guildhall, the Cathedral and the mainline railway station are all within 10 minutes’ walking distance.

Long term car parking is available in the city centre 15 minutes walk from the museum. There is limited free parking outside the museum itself.

Additional info

Our library is open to the public by appointment only.
There is wheelchair access to the ground floor but no lift and ‘bespoke’ wheelchairs cannot be taken up to the first floor. However, a stair lift provides disabled access to the first floor where there is wheelchair availability.

Collection details

Archives, Aviation, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Film and Media, Fine Art, Literature, Maritime, Medicine, Music, Personalities, Photography, Religion, Sport, Weapons and War, World Cultures

Key artists and exhibits

  • Victoria Cross
  • Diorama of Waterlooo

Getting there

Situated within Peninsula Barracks, close to Winchester City centre the Museum is easy to find. Peninsula Barracks is adjacent to the Great Hall and within 100 metres of the High Street and the West Gate. The Guildhall, the Cathedral and the mainline railway station are all within 10 minutes’ walking distance.

Long term car parking is available in the city centre 15 minutes walk from the museum. There is limited free parking outside the museum itself.

Royal Green Jackets - Rifles Museum
Royal Green Jackets Museum
Peninsula Barracks
Romsey Road
Winchester
Hampshire
SO23 8TS
England

Website

www.rgjmuseum.co.uk/

E-mail

curator@rgjmuseum.co.uk

Telephone

01962 828549

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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