The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum

The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum

The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
One of Winchester's six superb Military Museums telling the story of 250 years of campaigning for peace by The Royal Green Jackets and their former regiments, the 43rd and 52nd (The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry), the 60th (The King's Royal Rifle Corps) and the 95th Rifles (The Rifle Brigade). An outstanding collection of uniforms, weapons, silver, paintings and medals set over two floors. The exhibition on the first floor, entitled 'With the Rifles to Waterloo', opened in 2015 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. The centrepiece of the exhibition is the 25 square metre model of the battle with light and sound commentary. The Museum is situated in Peninsula Square, formerly the barracks and the home of the Rifle Depot. The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum shares the building with The Rifles Regimental Museum.
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  • swtraveller777
    Somerset, United Kingdom31 contributions
    Well worth a visit
    Comprehensive coverage of the regiments over their history, well presented. The Battle of Waterloo diorama was amazing, but a little simplistic for my husband who has more knowledge than me, but I found looking at the layout with the commentary was really helpful. Very friendly staff.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 January 2023
  • evag385
    Bristol, United Kingdom34 contributions
    What an amazing place
    What an amazing place. So full of information about the regiments, deployments to current day- if you love history this is the place for you. If you would like to learn about history this is a place for you. All the staff are really knowledgeable. A lovely couple of hours
    Visited February 2023
    Written 4 February 2023
  • Linda R
    Salisbury, United Kingdom627 contributions
    Fantastic
    Having visited so many military museums here and abroad I consider myself quite experienced at knowing what is an outstanding museum and this is one of them! So much to see and so well laid out and with something to appeal to everyone. We gift aided and so have a yearly ticket, we have been 3 times and still need to go back again! The volunteers here are very helpful and friendly .There is also a very small part as you go in which is free and is the Rifles today and apparently this is a separate museum, run by separate staff! I assume this is more of a recruiting area.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 15 March 2023
  • Rewand17
    14 contributions
    Fantastic Museum!
    Visited on a Saturday in April. Had a fantastic guided tour from Will, a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. There's lots to see in terms of information and historical artefacts. The Waterloo diorama is presented brilliantly. This museum is much better quality than the National Army Museum in London. If you can only visit one museum in Winchester - make it this one!
    Thank you for your review. I will pass your comments on to Will, who volunteers at the Museum at the weekends.
    Written 15 May 2023
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    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 April 2023
  • Geoffrey T
    1 contribution
    A great time
    A very enjoyable and interesting couple of hours. Some unusual weaponry on display and fascinating dioramas. I wish I could have stayed longer. Hopefully we can come back again soon. (Didn't take any photographs as I was too engrossed with it).
    Thank you. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the not so distant future.
    Written 13 September 2023
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    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 May 2023
  • Robin S
    Sheffield, United Kingdom257 contributions
    The rifles
    What a lovely place to visit, the museum shows the history of the Royal Green Jackets when they were formed from 3 regiments and of the history of those regiments. A fascinating day with great exhibits, the Waterloo model is brilliant and of course being able to handle a brown Bess and a baker rifle was great. Visit you won’t regret it.
    Glad you enjoyed your day
    Written 13 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 3 June 2023
  • Moscow rebel
    11 contributions
    Excellent museum - a 'must visit'.
    Excellent museum - Waterloo diorama is spectacular. Probably the best of the Winchester Military museum's and certainly in the top 3 across others I have visited over the years. Thoroughly recommend as a 'must visit' if you are in the area.
    Thanks for your comments Richard. Pleased you enjoyed your visit.
    Written 13 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 25 July 2023
  • taffandhubby
    Cardiff, United Kingdom282 contributions
    A glimpse into historical and current bravery and sacrifice.
    An interesting museum which makes you think! The display of medals was stunning, the diorama brought the battle of Waterloo to life, and the passage through history leaves you pondering on the bravery and sacrifice of so many. We received a lovely welcome from an obviously forces-devotee.
    I am pleased you enjoyed your visit.
    Written 13 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 August 2023
  • boundsj
    Chichester, United Kingdom3 contributions
    Well worth visiting
    Totally absorbing visit to this wonderful museum. Well set out with a good mix of the military and the personal. Worth going just to see the diorama of the Battle of Waterloo and the hundreds of medals on display. Many thanks to Will and Pete for making it such an enjoyable afternoon.
    Thank you. I will pass your thanks on to our two volunteers Will and Pete.
    Written 13 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 August 2023
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David S
4 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
looks small from the outside but don't be decieved. Large inside. Fantastic selection of exhibits from hundreds of years of history. Friendly and very knowledable staff
Written 28 October 2023
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boundsj
Chichester, UK3 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Totally absorbing visit to this wonderful museum. Well set out with a good mix of the military and the personal. Worth going just to see the diorama of the Battle of Waterloo and the hundreds of medals on display. Many thanks to Will and Pete for making it such an enjoyable afternoon.
Written 27 August 2023
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Thank you. I will pass your thanks on to our two volunteers Will and Pete.
Written 13 September 2023
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taffandhubby
Cardiff, UK282 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
An interesting museum which makes you think! The display of medals was stunning, the diorama brought the battle of Waterloo to life, and the passage through history leaves you pondering on the bravery and sacrifice of so many.
We received a lovely welcome from an obviously forces-devotee.
Written 26 August 2023
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I am pleased you enjoyed your visit.
Written 13 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Moscow rebel
11 contributions
Jul 2023 • Solo
Excellent museum - Waterloo diorama is spectacular. Probably the best of the Winchester Military museum's and certainly in the top 3 across others I have visited over the years. Thoroughly recommend as a 'must visit' if you are in the area.
Written 25 July 2023
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Thanks for your comments Richard. Pleased you enjoyed your visit.
Written 13 September 2023
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KevinTobin467
Bicester, UK211 contributions
Jul 2023 • Solo
I have not visited for some time and was very happy with the improvements. This is an excellent museum and staff are very friendly.
Written 7 July 2023
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Thank you. I will pass your comments onto our staff.
Written 13 September 2023
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Stuart Robertson
47 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Interesting museum covering the history of the regiment. The diorama regarding the Battle of Waterloo is particularly impressive
Written 29 June 2023
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Thank you for leaving a review - we appreciate your comments
Written 13 September 2023
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Robin S
Sheffield, UK257 contributions
May 2023
What a lovely place to visit, the museum shows the history of the Royal Green Jackets when they were formed from 3 regiments and of the history of those regiments. A fascinating day with great exhibits, the Waterloo model is brilliant and of course being able to handle a brown Bess and a baker rifle was great. Visit you won’t regret it.
Written 3 June 2023
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Glad you enjoyed your day
Written 13 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Geoffrey T
1 contribution
May 2023 • Couples
A very enjoyable and interesting couple of hours. Some unusual weaponry on display and fascinating dioramas. I wish I could have stayed longer. Hopefully we can come back again soon. (Didn't take any photographs as I was too engrossed with it).
Written 30 May 2023
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Thank you. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the not so distant future.
Written 13 September 2023
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Pete
1 contribution
May 2023 • Family
I went there today to discover a part of my family history, my grandfather fought in the rifles during the Second World War.
Not only is it a fantastic museum where I learned a lot more than I was looking for the people there were fantastic amazingly knowledgeable and helpful I’m really glad I finally got there
Written 13 May 2023
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Thank you for leaving a review and I am pleased that we were able to discover more about your grandfather.
Written 15 May 2023
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poshwag
poshwag7 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
My partner wanted to visit this museum for sometime. Glad we both visited. Lovely assistants and both very knowledgeable on the museum.
Will definitely come again.
Written 13 May 2023
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Thank you.
Written 15 May 2023
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