Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum - Royal Warwickshire

St John's House with soldiers of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
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The museum tells the story of one of the oldest Regiments in the country, the 6th Foot (Royal Warwickshire Regiment), from its raising in 1674 to the Fusilier of the present day. Lots to do. Try on uniforms, discover how soldiers see at night and listen to stories of heroism. The museum is situated on the first floor of a beautiful Grade I listed building. The museum has a Friends organisation and offers research facilities.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Museum, Heritage site, Archive

Opening hours

November to March 10.00am - 4.00pm Tuesday to Saturday
April to October 10.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Saturday
For 2016 only
April to October Sunday 10.00am to 5.00pm (it is advisable to please check in advance to ensure that we are open on the Sunday)

Admission charges

Free (donations welcome)

Greeted on arrival by a soldier of 1744 the story of the "Warwickshire Lads" is revealed through an exciting mixture of models, activities and real objects including uniforms, weapons, equipment, medals, pictures, documents and mementos.

Collection details

Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Personalities, Weapons and War, World Cultures, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Listen to the Regimental Marches and hear veterans speak about D-Day and Gallipoli. Discover how Field Marshalls Slim and Montgomery are linked to the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Find out about Hannah Snell, who dressed up as a soldier, the bravery of the soldiers on the Birkenhead ship and the gallantry of the soldiers who were awarded the Victoria Cross during the First World War.
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Soldiers in a trench

Warwickshire at War

  • 21 July 2014 — 20 December 2018 *on now

Find out about the experiences of the soldiers of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment in World War I. This is a special exhibition to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War. This is a joint exhibition with Heritage and Culture Warwickshire and so a chance to discover the stories about people on the Home Front in Warwickshire.

Suitable for

  • Any age
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.
living history group

Somme 100

  • 23 July 2016 11am-4pm

Family friendly outdoor event. Discover what it was like to be a World War I soldier by talking to members of the Birmingham Pals Living History Group and looking at their uniforms, weapons and equipment. Immerse yourself in history have a go at being a World War I news reporter, see what can you find out. Take part in the family friendly art workshop creating banners for display in the museum. No need to be Van Gogh, people of all ages and art skills are welcome to join in. See a recreated World War I trench and temporary Somme display. See display stands from the Royal Star and Garter Homes who are also celebrating 100 years and the Sutton Coldfield Army Cadets (ACF).
Plus a craft fair - a chance to shop for unique handcrafted gifts, cards and art work.
Enjoy the Smith Street Party and Warwick Folk Festival.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Digital Workshop for Teenagers

  • 10 August 2016 2-3:45pm

Experimental games designer, John Sear, will lead this exciting digital workshop. Participants will use their curiosity and imagination to create an audio trail in the museum using mobile phones and near field technology (nfc tags - similar principle to iBeacons). john will introduce the topic, use case studies and hands-on practical activities. Participants will explore the museum displays in interesting and playful ways using modern technology. Sign up for this practical, creative and above all fun digital workshop (all equipment provided).

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17

Admission

£4 for the workshop - places limited, please book and pay in advance.

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

First World War taught sessions

First World War taught Sessions
Classroom sessions using objects and information about local soldiers created by a retired FE college history lecturer.
Students will:
• work in small groups
• develop communication skills
• evaluate and infer from the evidence
• gain a sense of chronology
• develop historical enquiry skills
• improve evidential comprehension and understanding

Creator

  • Sue

Through the Eyes of a Soldier: A First World War KS3 teachers pack

The pack is based on the documents of Reg Wilkes who joined the army at 17. Linked to history, literacy strategy and IT. Emphasis on developing historical enquiry skills. Aims to develop evidential understanding, comprehension, inference, empathetic understanding, evaluation skills and a sende of chronology. Uses the personal view of Reg to explore the wider picture of the War and the typicality of his experiences.
Consists of a CD-ROM for students and an A4 booklet for teachers (activities plus notes).
Featured in Teaching History (issue 114).

Creator

  • Kate Pontin.

Publisher

  • Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum.

How to obtain

Contact Stephanie Bennett at the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum.

Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum - Royal Warwickshire
Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum
St John's House
Warwick
Warwickshire
CV34 4NF
England

Website

www.warwickfusiliers.co.uk

E-mail

rrfwarksmuseum@btconnect.com

Telephone

01926 491653

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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