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Welcome to the King's Own Royal Regiment Museum's website.  It's full of information on the history of the regiment.
You will find thousands of photographs, information on objects and archives in the museum's collections and
stories of it's soldiers, as well as sources of further information.  You can support our work by making a donation.

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The Regiment's history is fascinating, at times exciting and often emotional.

Blasted - Commemorating the Centenary of the White Lund Explosion

Join us for a wonderful selection of events, talks, visits and the Light Up Lancaster Festival in connection with the Boomtown Exhibition.

Full details here

Free Exhibition:
13 May - 12 November 2017
Boomtown From Front Line to White Lund tells the story of 1917.  King's Own Regiment's actions around the world, three Victoria Crosses and an Albert Medal award to gallant soldiers.
Then the story comes right to Lancaster & Morecambe, for the home front stories, and Lancashire's biggest ever explosion and fire!
“Really interesting accounts and visual effects are brilliant.”
The Story of 1917 starts on our website.

The Museum, located within the City Museum, Market Square, Lancaster, LA1 1HT, and is open 10am to 5pm Tuesday to Sunday. Admission is free.

Visit our First World War Educational Website, 'Remember', for pupils, teachers and all
interested in the war.

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The museum receives no funding from the Regiment, the Army or the Ministry of Defence.  It is supported by Lancaster City Council and Lancashire County Council.
The museum is a registered charity, number 272109.

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