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Wednesday 15th July – The Museum Re -Opens after Covid-19 Lockdown

The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum opened it’s doors to visitors today for the first time in nearly four months following the Government’s announcement of the lockdown. After much preparation to introduce the new measures as recommended in Government Guidelines for Galleries and Museums, the Museum opened at 10am this morning .  The changes implemented…

VE Day -75th Anniversary

    This week will be the 75th anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe ) Day.  On the 8th May 1945, from the balcony of the Ministry of Health building, Prime Minister Winston Churchill said in his speech, ‘My dear friends , this is your hour. 

Stepping Back 200 Years

  Riflemen from the past have been on parade in Winchester to commemorate Salamanca Day – The Rifles regimental birthday named after the Peninsular War battle of 1812. The 2nd Battalion 95th Rifles re-enactors were on duty at The Royal Green Jackets Museum.  Visitors stepped back in time, with staff also wearing regency costume, and…

Waterloo Diorama Touchscreen

  Ever wanted to find out more about the Waterloo Diorama in The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum? There is now a new touchscreen in the Waterloo Gallery at the Museum where you can learn more about the action, historical characters and other items of interest portrayed on the model. The touchscreen highlights points of…

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