Winchester's Military Museums

About Winchester’s Military Museums

Winchester’s Military Quarter is situated in the impressive preserved Victorian barracks next to the Great Hall. There are six museums to explore, each one with stunning collections of medals, beautiful paintings, gorgeous uniforms, fascinating archive film and poignant personal souvenirs. Together they tell the story of British soldiers in peace and in war, at home and abroad, in the last 300 years.

There is something to interest all ages, and all members of the family: you can hear the stories of the Battle of Waterloo and of the Charge of the Light Brigade, experience the culture of Nepal, and discover when women first joined the Army. You can also find out how the Hampshire Tigers got their name, and what it takes to be a modern Rifleman.

The museums offer family activities at half-term and during the school holidays. Copper Joes, located in the Adjutant General Corps Museum at the entrance to the barracks, provides light lunches and afternoon teas – an ideal place to take a break in between museum visits. Whether you have only an hour to spare or all day, a trip to England’s ancient capital would not be complete without visiting Winchester’s Military Museums.

The Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum: Tuesdays-Fridays 10am till 4:00 pm (last entry 3:30pm). Saturday 11am – 3pm. Sunday 11am – 3pm.
The Gurkha Museum: Monday-Saturday 10am till 5pm (last entry 4:15pm)
The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum & The Rifles Regimental Museum: Monday – Saturday 10am – 4:00 pm (last entry 3:15pm).
HorsePower: Tuesday – Friday, 10.00am – 12:45pm and then 1:15pm – 4pm. Saturday and Sunday currently closed, be sure to check their website for updates.
The AGC Museum: Tuesday – Friday 10am – 3pm (Last admission 2:30pm). Saturday 10am – 4pm (Last entry 3:30pm).

Three of the museums – HorsePower, The Royal Green Jackets and the Gurkha Museums charge for admission. The other three are free entry.

Horse Power Museum
Adult: £3.00

The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum
Adult: £5.00

The Gurkha Museum
Adult: £5.00

Children have free admission to the above Museums.

A joint ticket  – Winchester’s Military Quarter Pass, is available for £11.00 and provides one admission to each of the above Museums.  Available from participating museums.

Why should I visit?

    • A historic site on which once stood a castle built by William the Conqueror and a palace designed by Sir Christopher Wren for King Charles II
    • Magnificent Victorian barracks now landscaped and partially converted to housing.
    • The biggest collection of Victoria Crosses outside London.
    • A large scale model telling the stirring story of the Battle of Waterloo.
    • A Memorial Garden dedicated to soldiers of the Royal Hampshire Regiment who died in battle.


Assistance dogs allowed
Baby changing facilities
Disabled access
Disabled parking available
Gift shop
Hearing loop / hearing aids available on request
Suitable for ages 5 and above
Tour Guide – we require booking for this facility
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Where to find us


Winchester’s Military Museums
C/O The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum,
Peninsula Barracks
Romsey Road
SO23 8TS

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By car

From London and Basingstoke take Junction 9 on M3 to City Centre. Nearest car park in Tower Street.

By train

We are within walking distance of Winchester train station (approximately 5 minutes). The service from London Waterloo takes approximately 1 hour, from Southampton 20 minutes.

By bus

Alternatively, take junction 10 on M3 and take the Park and Ride into Winchester. There is a bus stop close to The Museums.

Kids activities

harry hampshire

  • Military dressing up
  • Activities and quizzes for 3+ years. (Available during school holidays)



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