Plan Your Visit

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Entry to The Rifles Museum is FREE.

There is a small charge if visitors wish to visit The Royal Green Jackets Museum which is housed in the same building. However, please note that this charge is not applicable to serving military personnel.

Opening Hours

For 2021:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10:00am – 2:30pm
Thursday: 10:00am – 2:30pm
Friday: 10:00am – 2:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 2:30pm
Sunday: Closed

Address

We are situated on Peninsula Barracks at the top end of the Winchester City Centre. It’s a short walk up from the High Street, just past Winchester’s iconic Westgate and the Great Hall.

The Rifles Museum

Peninsula Barracks
Romsey Road
Winchester SO23 8TS

The Rifles Museum

Parking

The Rifles Museum’s postcode is SO23 8TS.

We have limited free car parking on site. Please go to the front desk upon arrival to pick up a parking permit. Please place this clearly in the windscreen of your vehicle and park between the building and the metal studs in the floor in front of the Museum.

We are a 5 minute walk away from Tower Street Car Park. This is pay-and-display.

Bus

Westgate (P) bus stop is a 2 minute walk away.

Train

Winchester Railway Station is a 5-10 minute walk away.

Accessibility

The Rifles Museum is completely wheelchair friendly. Guide dogs are welcome and induction loops are available from the front desk. Please be aware that our sister museum, The Royal Green Jackets Museum, is split over two floors but has a stair-lift available. Please ask a member of staff for more information.

Facilities

There are toilets and baby changing facilities located on the ground floor of The Royal Green Jackets Museum in the same building.

There are a variety of products for sale in our shop, as well as an honesty store for second-hand books at the back of the Museum.

On the Peninsula Barracks site there is a café situated in The AGC Museum, next door to The Rifles Museum. Copper Joes is the perfect place to relax before or after a visit.

Please contact us with any questions, queries or feedback you have about your visit by emailing museum@the-rifles.co.uk

Winchester Military Museums

Alongside The Rifles Museum at Peninsula Barracks there are five other military museums. These are:

  • The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum;
  • The Gurkha Museum; Horsepower,
  • The Museum of the King’s Royal Hussars;
  • The Adjutant General’s Corps Museum; and
  • The Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum.

More information can be found here.

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