Royal Hussars Museum, Peninsula Barracks, Winchester
Royal Hussars Museum,
Peninsula Barracks

This free museum is located at the upper end of High Street, just behind Winchester Great Hall, and it shares the same entrance as the Gurkha Museum. The museum depicts the heritage of the Tenth Royal Hussars, The Eleventh Hussars, The Royal Hussars, and The King's Royal Hussars.

Exhibits include the famous Charge of the Light Brigade, and visitors can read a diary entry for that day. In addition, displays depict the changing role of the regiment over the centuries since its inception in 1715.

For a more modern look at the life of a Royal Hussar, visitors can operate a CD simulator of what it is like to be in the cockpit of a Challenger 2 tank.

About Royal Hussars Museum
Address: Peninsula Barracks, Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire, England, SO23 8TS
Attraction Type: Museum
Location: In the Peninsula Barracks. Parking available. Free admission, and open daily except Mondays.
Website: Royal Hussars Museum
Location map
OS: SU477294
Photo Credit: Chris Talbot, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence


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