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Thank you for visiting the King's Own Royal Regiment Museum's website.  We've packed it full of information on
the history of the regiment since 1680.  Our website contains hundreds of photographs, details of objects
and archives in the museum's collection, as well as suggestions for further study.

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

Free Exhibition:
13 May - 12 November 2017
Boomtown From Front Line to White Lund tells the story of 1917.  King's Own Regimental action 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.

On line exhibitions:

141 Days: The Battle of the Somme
200th Anniversary Exhibition: Lieutenant Francis Maguire and the Forlorn Hope at San Sebastian,
31st August 1813

Remembrance Images from the Western Front - photographs by David Shackleton.
Images from Empire - The King's Own in the Victorian & Edwardian Era
How we have changed!  The 80th Anniversary of the museum (1929-2009).
Boy Scouts on Imperial Service, The Centenary of the Lonsdale District Scouts.

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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