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Welcome to HorsePower, the Museum of The King's Royal Hussars

 

Visitors to HorsePower Museum may wonder why there are no exhibits devoted to The 14th/20th King’s Hussars and its predecessor regiments.  Its collection used to be displayed in the Museum of Lancashire in Preston until it was closed. The collection was then moved to our store in Winchester and we are working behind the scenes to display it as an integral part of the story of The King’s Royal Hussars. Once our re-design plans are confirmed and funding is available, we will post regular updates on this site and social media.

With our stunning displays of life size models, interactive exhibits, medals, swords, magnificent uniforms and fascinating photographs, follow the story of how the Cavalry of horse and sabre developed into the modern armoured regiment of today.

Trace the history of seven famous regiments over a period of 300 years and marvel at the great heroes who won the Victoria Cross for their valour. The dramatic exploits of men who fought in the Peninsula War, the Charge of the Light Brigade, the two World Wars are revealed and much more besides.

You will find all of this in Hampshire’s only museum of Cavalry, located within the grand setting of Peninsula Square, a site full of military heritage.

MONTHLY HIGHLIGHT

23rd Hussars painting divisional and arm of service markings on German Schwimmwagen, captured from 12th SS Panzer Division, 6th July 1944 (Courtesy of IWM)
23rd Hussars  – Museum Monthly Highlight

Placing a spotlight on two men of the 23rd Hussars, following on from the latest Museum acquisitions.

LATEST NEWS

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HorsePower Museum Launches its Fundraising Appeal 

As of 1st July 2024 our Fundraising Appeal is now live! We hope to raise £400,000 to support the refurbishment and development of the museum

Follow the link below to find out how to support us.

WHAT'S ON?

Museum Refurbishment & Fundraising Appeal

Over the next two years the Museum is planning on a large-scale refurbishment. We plan to not only modernise the space, but also incorporate the 14th/20th Hussars collection into the exhibition gallery.

More news to follow. Do sign up for our newsletter to be updated! 

First World War Archives on The Ogilby Muster

Part of the HorsePower archives covering the period 1899 – 1929 have been digitised as part of The Ogilby Muster online archive.

With over 12,000 images from HorsePower including photographs, diaries, letters and more there’s endless discoveries to be made!