The Adjutant General’s Corps Museum is located in the former guardroom of Peninsula Barracks at the top of Winchester’s High Street. There is limited, free parking with a permit, and the building is located within a 10-minute walk from Winchester train station and a 5-minute walk from the nearest bus stop near the Westgate pub.
The AGC Museum tells the story of those who provide personnel support to the British Army in peace and on operations.
Artefacts, displays and personal histories allow visitors to see and hear stories from members of the AGC; as the only federated Corps of the British Army, it uniquely has seven cap badges covering wide ranging responsibilities including administration, pay, policing, guarding, provost, law, and education. The museum proudly tells the story of the men and women of the AGC and the diverse antecedent cap badges that preceded it.
How Can I Support the Museum?
The AGC Museum is committed to telling the stories of the current and former members of the AGC and its antecedents. There are several ways you, a serving member of the AGC, can support the Museum.
The first is through the donation of objects related to your service. This can be anything from objects collected in the course of your work, on operations, on exercise, to a write up of your experiences. The museum is also looking to collect oral and video histories of serving personnel to capture their experiences of service with the AGC for the future. A museum can only display what they have, and we want to make sure to continue to collect objects and memories as things happen, so that information is not lost and we can keep the museum up to date with the current happenings of the AGC.
The second is through your time: we are always looking for volunteers to help with various things. Volunteering can come in a variety of forms; helping during special events or on projects; research enquiries; or helping to man the front desk (especially on a weekend).
The third is through donating second-hand military history books for the museum to sell in its gift shop. These are very popular and are an easy (and free!) way to help support the museum.