About the museum

Situated adjacent to Winchester’s Great Hall, and within easy walking distance of the City centre, the Museum records the part played by Rifle Regiments in campaigning for peace over two and half centuries, and how their approach to soldiering and readiness to adopt new ideas were often ahead of the rest. In the same building, but separate to the Museum, is The Rifles Collection allowing visitors to continue the story of Rifle Regiments to the present day.

Attractions include the Waterloo diorama, a 25 square metre model of the battlefield with 30,000 model soldiers and horses and a 5 minute sound and light commentary describing what happened on the day of the battle, and the Victoria Cross display giving visitors detailed information about the actions and personal histories of each of the regiments’ 59 Victoria Cross winners.


Coach Parking
Car Parking
Lecture Room
Disabled Access
Education service

Opening Times

January - March

Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm

April - mid-June

Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm

Mid-June - mid-September

Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm

Sunday 11am - 4pm

Mid-September - mid-December

Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm

Open Bank Holidays.

Closed Good Friday, Christmas & New Year (Please check museum website for details).


Adult: £5.00
Child (16 years and under): free
Concession (senior): £4.50
Concession (student, with ID): £4.00
Serving personnel and Friends of the Museum: free
Members of the Royal Green Jackets Regimental Association: half price

JOINT TICKET to six Winchester Military Museums: £8


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

Tel 01962 828549


Visiting Advice

The Museum is easy to find adjacent to the Great Hall and within 100 metres of the High Street and the West gate.