The Suffolk Regiment Museum

The Suffolk Regiment Museum
The Keep
Gibraltar Barracks
Newmarket Road
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 3RN

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014




01284 752394

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The Suffolk Regiment Museum was established, in the Officers Mess, for the 250th Anniversary of the Regiment in 1935. The first acquisitions were items which belonged to even older collections of badges, medals and uniform items which had been displayed in the Mess since before The Great War.

Throughout the 1940s and 1950s the Museum was a working museum in which Suffolk Regiment recruits would go to learn the history of their Regiment. In 1968 the Museum moved to its current location in The Keep.

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Opening hours

Open: 9.30am - 3.30pm on the FIRST and THIRD Wednesday each month and on the FIRST Sunday each month.

Admission charges

Entry is free but the Museum is always pleased to accept donations.

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Heritage Open Days 2014: Suffolk Regiment Museum

  • 13 — 14 September 2014

The Keep, built in 1878, is the only surviving building from the former Suffolk Regiment Depot. The building, which was formerly the Quartermaster's Stores and Armoury, now houses the Suffolk Regiment Museum. For the next five years the Suffolk Regiment Museum will be dressing a mannequin in changing uniform appropriate to the different battalions fighting in different actions during the first world war. All the major campaigns will be represented and each new incarnation of the soldier will be accompanied by an explanatory panel. The museum will also gladly advise other museums on the historical background and military matters generally.


Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings. Don't miss:
Dressing up in old-fashioned costumes in Gibson Mill.
Crossing the river on the stepping stones.
Our waymarked walks.
See what you can spot in the woodland. Look out for roe deer and more of nature's wonders.
Visit the Crags which lie just 15 minutes away from Gibson Mill too.