Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum - Royal Warwickshire

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

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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

Opening hours

November - March
1000 - 1600 Tuesday to Saturday

April - October
1000 - 1700 Monday to Saturday including Bank Holiday Mondays

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.
Captain Bruce Bairnsfather cartoonist

"Well, if you knows of a better 'ole, go to it." - the cartoons of Bruce Bairnsfather

  • 11 August — 13 September 2014 *on now

Visit us and discover the soldiers humour of World War I as drawn by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather. He most famously created the well known character Old Bill.
This is a rare opportunity to see some items from the outstanding private collection held by Tonie and Valmai Holt.
Captain Bruce Bairnsfather served with the 1st Battalion the Royal Warwickshire Regiment.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Donations

Website

http://www.warwickfusiliers.co.uk

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.
photograph of poppy field

The Man Who Won the War?

  • 13 September 2014 11am-12pm

Join us to listen to a fascinating talk about the life and cartoons of Captain Bruce Bairnsfather who served in the 1st Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment. The talk is by renowned expert Tonie Holt.

The talk will take place at:
Meeting House, Warwick Quaker Centre, 39 High Street, CV34 4AX. Purchase tickets in advance from the museum or on the door on the day if not sold out.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

Tickets £3.00 per person (numbers limited).

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.

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