24th June 2018

11:00 to 15:00

Looking to celebrate this year’s national Armed Forces Day in style? Then look no further than Winchester Military Museums’ On Parade! to mark Armed Forces Day, with military vehicles and history galore. This is sure to be a perfect treat for all members of the family, young and old with this military themed event. Held on Sunday 24 June from 11am at Peninsula Barracks in the centre of Winchester, next to the Great Hall, On Parade! will see the site come alive with military history both past and present.

At this year’s event, we are commemorating the centenary of the end of the First World War 1918 – 2018 with live WW1 re-enactors alongside their contemporary counterparts. Visitors can explore a range of military vehicles, both vintage and contemporary, from a number of Regiments, including the King’s Royal Hussars and Royal Military Police. With support from Hampshire Record Office, there will be a family research workshop offering you the chance to find out more about Grandad or Great-Grandad’s military past.

With sponsorship from Shentons Solicitors, live music from military bands will play throughout the day, which can be enjoyed from our very own summer Pimms tent.

There will be a range of activities to try throughout the day, including historic military weapons displays as well as face-painting and a bouncy castle.

In our military themed stalls and museum shops, you find an array of inspiration for each member of the family, with a range of military books, memorabilia and gifts. Our café onsite will be serving its usual delicious lunches and cakes for the perfect afternoon treat. If that doesn’t take your fancy, we also have a wood fired pizza stall serving delicious traditional pizzas.

The event starts at 11am on Sunday 24 June and entry to the event and all six museums on site will be free for this one day only.