Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum

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The museum is in Sovereign’s House, a Grade B listed building. Sovereign's House can be found at one end of The Mall about 10 metres from the Court House and five minutes walk from the Translink Bus station.

The Eagle Takers Gallery won the Best Exhibition in Ireland in 2003. The collection contains the uniforms, medals, regalia and the two Victoria Crosses won by the Regiment. The Regimental archive and library may be viewed by appointment.

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Opening hours

Mon - Fri (incl Bank Holidays) 10am - 12.30pm and & 1.30 - 4pm
1st Sat each month (May-Sep) 10am - 12.30pm and & 1.30 - 4pm
12th/13th July, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day - Closed

Admission charges

Admission free.

Additional info

Research available BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Please book in advance.

Collection details

Archives, Weapons and War, Costume and Textiles

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
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Der Tag

  • 1 July — 31 December 2016 *on now

July the 1st cost the British Army approximately 57,000 casualties, more than any other day in their entire history.
This infamous day in The Great War, was the first day of a battle that would rage on through to November.
The Royal Irish Fusiliers 1st, 7th, 8th and 9th Battalions were part of this long campaign, fighting with the 10th Irish and 36th Ulster Divisions.
Friends were lost, memories were ingrained but often rarely talked about and families throughout Ireland paid the price of war!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum
Sovereign's House
Mall East
Co. Armagh
BT61 9DL
Northern Ireland




0283 752 2911

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