Eastney Barracks in pictures | Nostalgia

Eastney Barracks was originally built as the headquarters of the Royal Marine Artillery, who moved there from nearby Fort Cumberland in 1867.

Tuesday, 21st July 2020, 2:28 pm
Updated Tuesday, 21st July 2020, 2:35 pm
Royal Marines leaving Eastney barracks in November 1991. The News PP5146
Royal Marines leaving Eastney barracks in November 1991. The News PP5146

At one time the barracks were labelled ‘the best and most complete barracks of the post-Crimean War period’ but after 1995 they were sold and converted to private housing.

The Royal Marines Museum was started at the barracks in 1958 and was based in the former officers’ mess from 1972 until 2017.

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Eastney Barracks, 1926. Picture: Amberley Publishing

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Royal Marines Barracks, Eastney, June 1985. The News PP4668
The Crinoline Church at Eastney barracks. Picture: Amberley Publishing
Drivers at Eastney barracks.