Peninsula Barracks can trace its history back to Roman times and has been a military place since the Middle Ages. A large part of the Barracks has been sold and converted to prestigious residential property, but a number of the Victorian buildings have been retained as Military Museums.
The refurbishment project to transform the Guardroom into a Museum was beautifully carried out and the building is now a modern Museum. The Corps commissioned the National Army Museum to carry out the design and the letting of the necessary Contracts to allow the conversion to take place.
The AGC Museum was officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen on Friday 21 November 2003. During the opening ceremony Her Majesty toured the newly refurbished building and spoke to many of those who were involved in the project.
One of the most prized items in the Museum is a War Department Driving Permit that once belonged to Her Majesty The Queen. It is on permanent display inside the Museum.
The AGC Museum is the gateway to Winchester's Military Museums and also hosts a Visitor Centre with a Cafe where visitors can relax when visiting the Museums. There are four other Military Museums on the site and the AGC Museum includes a Visitor and Site Interpretation Centre.
The Museum staff can be contacted on 01962 877826. The AGC Museum is a Registered Charity Number 1075877.