Explore Winchester’s five Military Museums

Winchester, Hampshire

Broaden your knowledge of the British Army and battles fought across the centuries at Winchester’s five Military Museums.

Be inspired by stories of heroic acts and selflessness in the face of the enemy and see the largest number of Victoria Crosses on one site other than at London’s Imperial War Museum. At the Gurkha Museum you can find out why the Kukri knife’s design made it an effective weapon. Or peer into a military detention cell at the Guardroom Museum of the Adjutant General's Corps Museum.

One of the most prized items in the museum is a War Department Driving Permit that once belonged to the Queen. The Baker Rifle range is another favourite, particularly among the young, who relish the opportunity to fire at realistic targets using a laser-fitted, replica Baker rifle.

You can also peer into the cupboard in which Private Fowler spent three years hiding from the Germans during the First World War. Then why not stop in Café Peninsula for some great food and drink.

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Displays at the Gurkha MuseumDisplays at the Gurkha Museum © Paul Carter

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