Royal Green Jackets - Rifles Museum

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

museum@royalgreenjackets.co.uk

Telephone

01962 828549

Fax

01962 828534

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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. Amongst nine battle models there is a magnificent diorama of Waterloo, measuring 22' x 11' with 22,000 model soldiers and horses, plus an accompanying sound and light commentary. Popular visitor attractions include the opportunity to a fire a replica of the Baker Rifle on the electronic range - the British Army's first rifle issued circa 1800.

Other popular visitor attractions include the new 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

Mon-Sat 1000-17.00 last admission 16.15
Sun Closed
Open Bank holidays except Christmas Period

Admission charges

Adults 3.00
Children 1.50
Senior Citizens 2.00

Additional info

Our library is open to the public by appointment only

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
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black and white photograph of infantry with kit

From Aldershot to Ypres: the 52nd Light Infantry in 1914

  • 10 November 2014 6:15-7:15pm

A talk by Dr Simon Harris about the 52nd infantry in 1914. Q and A included.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Contact venue for details.

Website

http://www.rgjmuseum.co.uk/whatson.asp

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