The Museum of the County Regiment for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight – Serving the Crown for nearly 300 years.
Opening Hours from 31st January 2023:
Tuesday to Friday – 10am to 4.30pm
Saturdays and Bank Holidays – 10.30am – 3pm
Please make an appointment if you wish to find out about your family history, and if you wish to donate items to the collection, you must contact us first as we have a limited Collections Policy. Find out more here
All areas of the museum galleries are accessible.
Temporary Exhibition: The Battle of Sidi Nsir 1943
This features a selection of artefacts from soldiers who were at the Battle of Sidi Nsir and the surrounding area in February and March 1943.
Entrance to the Museum is FREE.
All donations are gratefully received as we no longer receive any funding from the Ministry of Defence.
The Memorial Garden was dedicated by the Bishop of Winchester in 1952 as part of a large ceremony to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the founding of the Regiment.
A timeline of events from the year 1702.
We are situated on the ground floor of Serle’s House (a lovely Georgian Building set back behind an ornate rose garden), on Southgate Street next to the Hotel du Vin, about 150 metres from the High Street in Winchester.
We are more than happy to help you find out more about your relatives who served in the Royal Hampshire Regiment or those who are commemorated on your local War Memorial, but please try to make an appointment before coming to see us as we are very busy.
We are here to help you keep in touch with your former comrades and friends but also to help you personally if times become hard.
Shop our range of historical books, badges, and souvenirs.