The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum, Winchester

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WATERLOO 2015 - THE ROYAL GREEN JACKETS (RIFLES) MUSEUM BATTLE OF WATERLOO BICENTENARY EXHIBITION APPEAL

2015 marks the Bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, two of the antecedent regiments of The Royal Green Jackets, the 52nd Light Infantry and the 95th Rifles, played leading parts in the Battle of Waterloo. Each was awarded the battle honour ‘Waterloo’ in recognition of their courage and achievements on the battlefield.The battle honour ‘Waterloo’ was emblazoned on the cap badge of The Royal Green Jackets and today adorns the belt badge of The Rifles.

An appeal has been launched by the museum trustees to conserve our Waterloo diorama and update the manner in which we use the diorama to bring the battle to life.

In light of the above the Museum’s trustees applied to the Heritage Lottery Fund in July 2013 for a £100,000 grant to part-fund a £210,000 Battle of Waterloo Bicentenary Exhibition. The application was successful and a grant of £100,000 was awarded and an appeal has been launched to raise the remaining funds.

This site will provide our supporters with a regular update on the progress of the Waterloo 2014 Appeal.
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  • Educational and inspirational museum in the heart of Winchester's military quarter. The diorama plan of the battle of Waterloo is alone worth the entrance fee.  more »
  • Me and a friend visited the museum to research for a play we are both in, and came away with a lot of knowledge. Very friendly staff  more »
  • Easy to spend a couple of hours or more here. Lots of quality multimedia exhibits. Check out the "Copper Joes" cafe next door in the old Guard house very good food. Good disabled access, parking outsi...  more »
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  • Staff are excellent. Knowledgeable and friendly. Very good and informative displays. The Waterloo panorama is amazing. Highly recommended. The dress-up stations were a hit with my young son. Very convenient location. English expatriate visiting from Canada
  • Good place to take military interested in your life. They'll be entertained for hours
  • Really worth a visit - very informative and well displayed.
  • Great museum, it has one of the best scale models I have ever seen.
  • One of the Best Military Museums I have been, really good and informative displays.
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