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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.

A Sound and Light Performance Illuminating Lancashire Stories of the Somme
RECOMMISSIONED is a programme of public open access activities and performances, exploring the unheard voices and untold stories from the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  Incorporating and platforming objects relating to the soldiers who served in the Battle of the Somme, this is a new way to explore and open up history.  Find out more>

141 Days: The Battle of the Somme

Brand new major exhibition from 23rd July to 20th November 2016 telling the story of the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment at the Battle of the Somme, one hundred years ago.

Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm.  Admission Free.

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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