The Fusilier Museum London

The Fusilier Museum London
RRF, HM Tower of London
London
Greater London
EC3N 4AB
England

Website

www.fusiliermuseumlondon.org

E-mail

stephanie@fusiliermuseumlondon.org

Telephone

0203 166 6912

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The Fusilier Museum tells the story of a British army regiment, formed at the Tower of London in 1685 by King James II.

The museum is housed in a building originally built as army Officers' quarters. The building still houses the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers' Regimental Headquarters and the Officers' Mess, which is used for formal dinners and ceremonial occasions.

Highlights of the museum's collection include 12 Victoria Cross Medals won by the Regiment, the Uniform and Bearskin of King George V a former Colonel-in-Chief of the Regiment and an Eagle Standard of the 82nd Regiment of the French Line captured by the Royal Fusiliers during the Napoleonic Wars.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Summer (1/3 - 31/10)
Tues - Sat : 9.00 - 17.30
Sun - Mon : 10.00 - 17.30

Winter (1/11 - 28/2)
Tues - Sat : 9.00 - 16.30
Sun - Mon : 10.00 - 16.30

Admission charges

The museum is free with access to the Tower of London site. Up to date charges can be found on Historic Royal Palaces website www.hrp.org.uk

Getting there

By tube : to Tower Hill (Circle and District Lines)

By train : to Fenchurch Street or London Bridge
From Fenchurch Street: Exit on to Mark Lane. Turn left on to Byward Street, which will lead you to Tower Hill and the Tower of London.
From London Bridge: Cross the bridge over the River Thames and turn right on to Lower Thames Street. After a 15-minute walk the Tower is located on your right.

By bus routes : 15, 25, 42, 78. 100, RV1 as well as all major sightseeing buses

By bike : there are bike stands located next to the Tower of London shop

By boat : to Tower Pier (departing from Charing Cross, Westminster and Greenwich.)

Collection details

Archives, Social History, Weapons and War

A picture of an Eagle standard captured by the Royal Fusiliers from the French during the Napoleonic Wars.

The Fusilier Museum collects objects relating to the Regiment and its members.
The collection is rich in uniforms, flags, silver and insignia which have help to distinguish the Regiment and create a unique Regimental identity throughout history.
The need and desire of the Regiment to keep records has resulted in the museum having a wonderful archive of photographs, personal letters and war diaries.
Souvenirs, taken from vanished enemies or bought from exotic campaign locations are another strength.
The museum is very proud of its medal collection which includes 12 of the 20 Royal Fusilier Victoria Crosses.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Outbreak 1914: Wales Goes to War

Outbreak 1914: Royal Fusiliers Go to War

  • 4 — 31 August 2014
  • 25 — 30 October 2014

To commemorate the centenary of the First World War the National Army Museum has partnered with The Fusilier Museum, London to co-curate of temporary exhibition exploring the early months of the War.
This exhibition will bring to life stories exploring the experiences the Royal Fusiliers and their roles within the British Army during the War.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

The Fusilier Museum
RRF
HM Tower of London
London
EC3N 4AB

Admission

Exhibition is included with standard Tower of London entry cost:

Prices Individual rate Group rate (min. 15 visitors) Online rate
Adult £22.00 £18.00 £20.90

Child £11.00 £9.00 £10.45
(under 16)
Under 5s are free of charge. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Concession £18.70 £15.30 £17.60
Full-time student, disabled visitor, over 60 with ID

Family £59.00 £55.55
Up to 2 adults and 3 children

Annual membership £46.00

Website

http://www.fusiliermuseumlondon.org/

A Sketch from the Diary of Pte. Stinton

Voices from the Front, a Personal Account of The Great War

  • 5 November 2014 — 5 January 2015

To commemorate the First World War The Fusilier Museum London is working with a group of local community volunteers to uncover some of the previously untold stories in the museum’s archive. Concentrating on individual accounts this exhibition will look at the personal impact of The Great War through diaries, letters, sketches and poetry, some of which will be on display at the Barbican Music Library for the first time this coming November.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Lt Maurice Dease winner of the first Victoria Cross of WWI

Opening Event - Outbreak 1914: Royal Fusiliers Go to War

  • 4 August 2014 6:30-8pm

A chance to look around the temporary exhibition 'Outbreak 1914' co-curated with the National Army Museum and accompanied by a talk, The Retreat from Mons, by Nigel Williams of the Metropolitan Police.

Nigel Williams along with 25 colleagues will be marching the retreat from Mons in September this year. They will be undertaking the march of around 200 miles, in only seven days, wearing original First World War uniform, carrying full kit and First World War rifles. Nigel will be talking about the challenges his team have faced training for the march, finding the original kit and getting the permission to march through Belgium and France carrying WWI rifles! Nigel will also talk about the battle which inspired him to undertake this challenge, the battle in which the 4th Battalion Royal Fusiliers distinguished themselves being awarded the first two Victoria Crosses of the First World War. The museum will have on display the Victoria Cross of Lt Dease as well as the original citation recommending Pte. Godley for the Victoria Cross.
The team are marching to raise money for the charity Help for Heroes.

The event will begin at 6.30pm in the Officer's Mess, The Fusilier Museum London, Tower of London. There will be an opportunity to view the exhibition with a glass of wine before the talk, which will commence at 7pm.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

FREE
Booking recommended due to limited capacity
02031666912 / stephanie@fusiliermuseumlondon.org

Website

http://www.fusiliermuseumlondon.org/

photograph of men in ww1 trenches

Evening Event - We Will Remember Them

  • 21 August 2014 6:30-9:30pm

We would like to welcome visitors to view the temporary exhibition 'Outbreak 1914', have a drink with friends and find out more about some of the unique stories of the Fusilier regiment. Nigel Williams from the Met Police will be talking about the challenge he and 25 colleagues are undertaking this summer to march the 200 mile retreat from Mons in the footsteps of the 4th Battalion Royal Fusiliers.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Tickets for the event are £10.00 per person.
To book please call 02031666912 or e-mail stephanie@fusiliermuseumlondon.org

Website

http://www.fusiliermuseumlondon.org

Getting there

By tube : to Tower Hill (Circle and District Lines)

By train : to Fenchurch Street or London Bridge
From Fenchurch Street: Exit on to Mark Lane. Turn left on to Byward Street, which will lead you to Tower Hill and the Tower of London.
From London Bridge: Cross the bridge over the River Thames and turn right on to Lower Thames Street. After a 15-minute walk the Tower is located on your right.

By bus routes : 15, 25, 42, 78. 100, RV1 as well as all major sightseeing buses

By bike : there are bike stands located next to the Tower of London shop

By boat : to Tower Pier (departing from Charing Cross, Westminster and Greenwich.)

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