Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum (Royal Warwickshire)
Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum
St John's House
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.
Historic house or home, Museum
November - March
1000 - 1600 Tuesday to Saturday
April - October
1000 - 1700 Monday to Saturday including Bank Holiday Mondays
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.
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.
Officers of the Regiment rode horses during World War I and at other times went hunting, horse-racing or played polo. The regiment had an animal mascot, an antelope called Bobby. Be inspired by these animals and make your own mini horse or antelope from craft material.
£2 per child
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.
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.
• 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