Attention Winchester! The Big Day Out at Winchester’s Military Museums Winchester's Military Museums, Peninsula Barracks, Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8TS 10:00-16:00 - scheduled performances 11am onwards
The Big Day Out at Winchester's Military Museums: free entry to all museums; live music from a military band; museum displays, including object identification; a range of re-enactors; family activities & crafts; food & drink stalls, raffles & more. Come along to the historic military heart of Winchester at Peninsula Barracks and enjoy a wonderful day out for all the family; with plenty to see and do there will be something to entertain everyone!
In Museum Corner our friendly curators will be available for object identification and questions about family history or a loved one’s military service, whilst re-enactors from the Battle of Waterloo to the Boer War and beyond will be there to show and tell you about military life in the past.
The Band and Bugles of The Rifles will be performing throughout the day. Soldiers from The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, and The Adjutant General’s Corps will be on hand to talk about life in the Army today, showcasing some military vehicles and seeing if you’d make the cut – how good is your aim?
Delicious food will be available including Gurkha curries, sausages cooked on a WWI Soyer Stove from The Royal Logistics Corps Museum, and yummy cakes and coffees from local businesses.
Unleash your Creativity with our family craft activities - why not design a medal and make a helmet? Get involved with our community art project ‘Build a Battalion’, which will be on display for all to see after the event.
With free entry to the event and all the museums on site on the day, a raffle with prizes from local businesses, face painting, and more, come up to Peninsula Barracks and learn about Winchester’s military history and heritage.
*There is no parking on site due to the event, apart from limited blue badge spaces*