King's Own Royal Regiment Museum


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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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1920's and 1930's Photos  Our Collections General Hunter Archive
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The Regiment's history is fascinating, at times exciting and often emotional.

Come along to our special events!  

First World War Study Day Saturday 21st April 2018 -10.00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Peter Donnelly, Curator of the King's Own Royal Regiment Museum, leads our popular First World War study day, which explores the First World War using the museum's collections, with photographs, archives and objects.  Ideal for the family historian!
21st April 2018.  10.00 am - 4pm  8 to cover refreshments and lunch. 

Booking essential on 01524 64637
 Our Home Guard 

Talk at The Dukes, Lancaster. 

Tuesday 1st May 2018 - 6.30 p.m. to 7.15 p.m. and Wednesday 2nd May 2018 - 1 p.m to 1.45 pm.
Peter Donnelly, Curator, in partnership with The Dukes, tells the true story of Lancaster and Morecambe's Home Guard.  Free talk to be held in the Gallery, The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE prior to the performances of the Dad's Army Radio Hour, which follows at 7.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. on respective days.
To book your free talk ticket contact the Box Office on 01524 598500 or email:

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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