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

Opening hours

November to March 10.00am - 4.00pm Tuesday to Saturday
April to October 10.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Saturday

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

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.
"Drum Major Thomas Nicholson"

Historic Hats

  • 29 October 2015 2-4pm

Visit the museum and discover the different types of hats that were worn by soldiers in the Regiment throughout history. Get creative and make your own military hat to wear and take home.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6


£2 per child (under 5s £1)

St John's House by Torchlight

  • 30 October 2015 5-9pm

Have fun exploring the museum by torchlight and following the spooky trail. There will be two showings of the film, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, at 5pm and 7pm. As spaces are limited for the screenings, please collect a timed ticket upon arrival. Please bring your own torch. This is a Museums at Night Event jointly run with St John's Museum (Heritage & Culture Warwickshire).

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6


Donations welcome

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


  • 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).


  • Kate Pontin.


  • 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
CV34 4NF




01926 491653

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