HorsePower, the Museum of The King’s Royal Hussars

HorsePower, the Museum of The King’s Royal Hussars
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Visit HorsePower, the Museum of The King’s Royal Hussars, with its stunning displays of life size models, inter-active exhibits, medals, swords, magnificent uniforms and fascinating photographs which show how the Cavalry of horse and sabre developed into the modern armoured regiment of today.

Trace the history of three famous regiments over a period of 300 years and marvel at the great heroes who won the Victoria Cross for their valour. The dramatic exploits of men who fought in the Peninsula War, the Charge of the Light Brigade, the two World Wars are revealed and much more besides.

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Opening hours

Tuesday-Friday 10.00-12.45 & 13.15-16.00
Saturday-Sunday 12.00-1600

Admission charges

Children (under 16)-Free
Service personnel entrance is free on production of MOD90

Collection details

Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Weapons and War

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Solider of The great War

  • 18 — 21 August 2015

From Tuesday the 17th of February to Friday the 21st why not visit HorsePower to find out what life would have been like for a Hussar during the First World War. You will be able to meet a soldier from 1918, find out about his weapons, equipment and personal effects. There will be artefacts to handle and uniforms to try on!

The museum will be open all day from 10am to 4pm, the usual admission charges of £2.00 per adult apply and children go free. This small charge also covers entrance to the museum. Free parking and a cafe is available on site, so why not make a day of it!

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • Any age


£2.00 Admission charge for over 16s. This is the usual fee for entrance to the Museum.

HorsePower, the Museum of The King’s Royal Hussars
Peninsula Barracks
Romsey Road
SO23 8TS




01962 828541

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