King's Own Royal Regiment Museum
Official Museum Website
Museum Main Switchboard
Peter Donnelly, Regimental Curator
The museum covers the history of the King's Own Royal Regiment (4th Regiment of Foot) from its raising in 1680 through to the present day. Displays cover the Napoleonic, Crimean and Abyssinian Campaigns of the 19th Century, and the Boer War, Great War and Second World War of the 20th Century.
The museum's website is a fascinating resource on the history of the regiment and contains over one thousand photographs from the collection.
The museum is closed between Christmas and New Year. Please check for details.
Enquiries are received by email, letter, fax and telephone. Personal callers should contact the museum first to make an appointment to ensure that the curator is available to deal with your enquiry. Over 1500 enquiries are answered each year - check the museum's website for historical information and sources of further reading.
The enquiry service is free, however donations in support of the work of the museum, which is registered as a charity, are always welcome.
Collections comprise uniforms, personal items, weapons, regimental silver and medals amongst many hundreds of items reflecting a soldiers life through the ages.
Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Fine Art, Weapons and War
Key artists and exhibits
- The uniform of Captain Plumbe (Royal Lancashire Militia 1760) is the oldest most complete British Army uniform in existance.
- The collection includes five Victoria Crosses and details of all of those who received the gallantry award.
Remember - WW1 Resources
Web based resource covering the history of World War One and the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.
- Steve Irwin and Peter Donnelly
- King's Own Royal Regiment Museum and CLEO
Meet the Soldier Character
Schools, groups and ordinary visitors can come along to me a soldier character from either the First or Second World War. Schools and groups require to book in advance, ordinary visitors can attend one of the special events through the year.
The sessions allows a close look at the kit and equipment of a soldier and question and answer sessions.
- Peter Donnelly, Curator.
How to obtain
Contact the museum on 01524 64637 to book a session. Cost starts at £2.50 per pupil for Lancashire County Council schools. Minimum cost applies.