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Winchester's Military Museums

Winchester

Type:Museum

Peninsula Barracks, Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8TS

Tel: +44 01962 877 826

Winchester's Military Museums

About

Winchester’s Military Museums is a grouping of five military museums situated within yards of each other on an historic site close to the city centre of Winchester and adjacent to the Great Hall.

The five museums are:

HorsePower, the Regimental Museum of The King’s Royal Hussars
The Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum
The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum
The Gurkha Museum
The Guardroom Museum, the Museum of the Adjutant-General’s Corps

Each museum is separately run and well worth a visit in its own right. A visit to Winchester’s Military Museums, however, provides an opportunity to visit all of them and enjoy an interesting ‘day out’. Collectively, we run a programme of events which runs throughout the year, but don’t miss out on annual favourites like our Armed Forces Sunday Funday in June and our Heritage Open Days in September – check out What’s On for more information on current exhibitions and forthcoming events.

 

And when you need to rest your feet or just take a break, pop into Café Peninsula in our Visitor Centre (in the Guardroom Museum), where you can enjoy great food freshly prepared from locally sourced ingredients.

Guide Prices

Admission to all other museums is free of charge.

Facilities

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction - Some parts of the museums may be outside.

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Disabled persons toilet - All the museums have wheelchair access and disabled persons toilets except The Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum (although there is one in the same building).
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

Children & Infants

  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • Off-road parking
  • On Site Car Parking
  • On site parking - Limited parking available.
  • On site parking close by
  • Parking (free)
  • Railway station within 5 miles
  • Railway station within walking distance

Catering

  • Cafe
  • Catering for groups
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Café Peninsula open Tuesdays to Saturdays 10am to 4pm, closed on Sundays and Mondays.
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Refreshments Available

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - Usually 1-2 hours.
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - The maximum group size is 50 people.
  • Min group size - The minimum group size is 10 people.
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times - Please enquire for full details.
  • Special group rates - Please enquire for full details.
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Conference facilities - Limited conference facilities are available.
  • Groups welcome
  • No Pets
  • Open all year round
  • Special Opening for Groups by Arrangement
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun - Occasionally hosts Family Fun days.
  • Marketed Towards Children - During School Holidays and Half-Term.

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Close to M3 motorway Park & Ride. Parking available at City car parks. Museums located at western end (top) of the High Street and close to The Great Hall.

Public Transport Directions

The nearest railway station is Winchester Rail Station, which is approximately 0.4 miles from Winchester's Military Museums. Alternatively, there is a city bus station within ten minutes walking distance.

Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member Tourism South East Member 2017

Opening Times

The HorsePower Museum - Opening Time: (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
MondayClosed*
Tuesday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00*
Sunday12:00 - 16:00*
Guard Room Museum - Opening Time: (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
MondayClosed*
Tuesday - Saturday10:00 - 17:00*
SundayClosed*
Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum - Opening Time: (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
MondayClosed*
Tuesday - Friday10:00 - 16:00*
Saturday - Sunday12:00 - 16:00*
Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum - Opening Time: (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*
Gurkha Museum - Opening Time: (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 17:00*
Sunday12:00 - 16:00*

* HorsePower Museum is closed 12:45pm-1:30pm daily.
Please check times for all other museums directly.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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