Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum, Armagh

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Housed in Sovereign’s House, the collection contains the uniforms, medals, regalia and the two Victoria Crosses won by the Regiment. A new exhibition looks at trench warfare in the First World War.

Inniskillings Museum,Enniskillen Castle

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The castle houses the regimental museum of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards. Displays include uniforms, medals, flags, regimental regalia, weapons and other military memorabilia. The castle, dating from the 16th century, was the stronghold of the Maguires, Gaelic chiefs of Fermanagh. Around the medieval keep are the 18th and 19th century barrack buildings and the 17th century Watergate with twin turrets.

Bury Fusilier Museum

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The Fusilier Museum in Bury houses the collections of the XX Lancashire Fusiliers and the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. Together they document over 300 years of history of those who served in these regiments. The museum’s archives include service records and diaries of the Lancashire Fusiliers.

The museum tells the story of the 20th Regiment of Foot and the Lancashire Fusiliers from 1688 to 1968, when they became part of The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. .

Museum of the Manchester Regiment

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Located in Ashton-under-Lyne Town Hall, the museum tells the story of the Manchester Regiment and its soldiers from 1756 to 1958. Displays include uniforms, equipment and weaponry, plus medals and souvenirs from overseas campaigns. Interactive displays include a First World War trench and a 1950s barrack room

Lancashire Infantry Museum

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With the largest regimental archive in the North of England, the museum is a major centre for military historical research. Housed in Fulwood Barracks, Preston, the traditional home of the county infantry regiments that now form part of the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, its collection covers historical material from all its antecedent Lancashire regiments. Military artefacts on display range from the American war of Independence to the Afghanistan conflict of the present day.

Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum

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Housed in two towers of Caernarfon Castle, the museum is dedicated to the history of Wales' oldest infantry regiment, which dates back to 1689. Collections include the regiment's 14 Victoria Crosses and a display about the famous writers who served in it during the First World War – Robert Graves, David Jones, Frank Richards, Siegfried Sassoon and Hedd Wyn

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South Wales Borderers Museum, Brecon

The focal point of the museum is the Zulu War Room. The exploits of the 24th Regiment during the 1879 Anglo-Zulu War are legendary. Queen Victoria referred her regiment as 'The Noble 24th'. 

Firing Line – Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier

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Exhibition within the Cardiff Castle Interpretation Centre commemorating 300 years of the 1st The Queens Dragoon Guards and The Royal Welsh. Soldiers from these two regiments, the former cavalry, the latter infantry, have taken part in most of Britain's conflicts

Somerset Military Museum, Taunton Castle

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Part of the Museum of Somerset housed in the 12th century great hall of Taunton Castle. The Military Museum’s collection covers the history of the County Regiments of Somerset from 1685 onwards. Its exhibitions are organised in two groups, one on historic conflicts and the other on life in the regiments. Exhibits include a silver model of the Gateway of India (a monument on the waterfront in Mumbai) presented to the Somerset Light Infantry as the last British brigade to leave India in 1948.

Dartmouth Castle

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Standing guard over the Dart estuary, the castle was begun in 1388 by John Hawley, Mayor of Dartmouth. The gun tower, added about a century later, is the earliest English fortification built specially for ship-sinking heavy cannon. More gun platforms were added by Henry VIII. Besieged for a month in the Civil War it was taken and held by the Royalists for three years until Sir Thomas Fairfax retook it in 1646. The 19th century gun battery remained in use through both world wars. Exhibition includes film recreating a Victorian gun-firing

Nothe Fort, Weymouth

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A 19th century coastal defence fort situated at the mouth of Weymouth Harbour, in the 20th century Nothe Fort remained an important defence for the naval base in the adjacent Portland Harbour. In the Second World War it housed an anti-aircraft emplacement. Constructed on three levels, with a labyrinth of underground passages, the fort is now home to a museum featuring World War II vehicles along with original cannons and guns. Regular events including displays of musketry and cannon firing.

Balhousie Castle, Perth

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Originally the seat of the Earls of Kinnoull, the castle was rebuilt in the 1860s. In 1962 it became the Regimental Headquarters and Museum of The Black Watch, displaying the history of the regiment from 1739 to the present. There are seven galleries covering different chronological periods in the history of the regiment, as well as four themed galleries. The collection includes uniforms, fine paintings, medals, photographs, diaries, weapons and military equipment, together with film and audio reminiscences.

Stirling Castle

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Perched on a crag with cliffs on three sides, guarding what was once the lowest crossing point on the River Forth, Stirling Castle was frequently besieged. In the Scottish Wars of Independence the castle changed hands eight times in 50 years, and two major battles – Bannockburn and Stirling Bridge – were fought nearby. The castle exhibition traces its fortunes and those of its royal residents including Mary Queen of Scots. Among other attractions, the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum holds exhibits and memorabilia from conflicts worldwide, including the Boer War and the First World War.

Edinburgh Castle

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With its dramatic situation high above the city and terrific views over the Firth of Forth, Edinburgh Castle is one of Scotland's most visited attractions. It dates from at least as far back as the 12th century and by the 17th century its main role was as a military base. It houses two regimental museums, The Royal Scots Museum and The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum, as well as the National Museum of War and the Scottish National War Memorial, along with the famous Mons Meg cannon and the One O Clock Gun.

Hackness Martello Tower and Battery

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Situated on South Walls in Orkney, the Martello Tower and Battery were built during the Napoleonic Wars. Their role was to protect British and Scandinavian ships in Longhope Sound from attack by American and French privateers while they waited for a Royal Navy escort on their journey to the Baltic. Another tower was built on the north side of the sound, at Crockness, but it appears they did not see enemy action. The battery and towers were upgraded in 1866 and the towers were rearmed for World War I.

The Gordon Highlanders Museum, Aberdeen

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The museum holds the regimental treasures of The Gordon Highlanders, from 1794 to 1994. Its collections include weapons, uniforms, silver and 4000 medals, among them 12 Victoria Crosses, along with film and photographic exhibitions. The Highlanders were merged with Scotland’s five other infantry regiments to form The Royal Regiment of Scotland in 2006.

Green Howards Regimental Museum

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SCHEDULED TO REPOPEN SUMMER 2014
An excellent collection of well-presented items on three floors illustrating the 300 year history of this famous Regiment and its close links with the North Riding of Yorkshire. Rich displays of uniforms, badges, headdress and silver are complemented by an extensive medal collection with an interactive computer guide. There are special cases dedicated to the Ladies of the Regiment, military sport and a new temporary exhibition is displayed each year

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Royal Marines Museum Southsea 

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The Museum represents the history of the Royal Marines from their beginnings in 1664 through to the present day. The Museum is located in the former Eastney Barracks which was originally constructed as the Headquarters of the Royal Marine Artillery in the 1860s.

Fort Nelson Portsmouth

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Fort Nelson, North of Portsmouth  is one of five defensive forts built on the summit of Portsdown Hill in the 1860s, overlooking the important naval base of Portsmouth. It is now part of the Royal Armouries, housing their collection of artillery

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Gurkha Museum - Winchester

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The Gurkha Museum, tells the story of Gurkha service to the Crown since 1815, covering the Indian Mutiny, North-West Frontier, both World Wars, post-Empire conflicts in Vietnam, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and the Falkland Islands and a variety of more recent UN operations including Zaire, the Gulf, Bosnia, Kosovo, East Timor, Sierra Leone, Iraq and Afghanistan. The collection also reflects the art and culture of Nepal.

The Rifles (Berkshire and Wiltshire) Museum 

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Housed on the ground floor of a fine mediaeval building in Salisbury with a well stocked riverside garden, this collection covers the history of the County Regiments of Berkshire and Wiltshire and their more recent successors.

Somerset Military Museum, Taunton Castle

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 of the Museum of Somerset housed in the 12th century great hall of Taunton Castle. The Military Museum’s collection covers the history of the County Regiments of Somerset from 1685 onwards. Its exhibitions are organised in two groups, one on historic conflicts and the other on life in the regiments. Exhibits include a silver model of the Gateway of India (a monument on the waterfront in Mumbai) presented to the Somerset Light Infantry as the last British brigade to leave India in 1948.

Aldershot Military Museum

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The museum tells the story of the home of the British Army from 1854 to the present day, as well as the local history of Aldershot and Farnborough. From the Victorian Soldier to National Service, the museum uses photographs, models, displays and ‘hands on’ activities to give an insight into a soldier’s domestic and military life.

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Royal Army Physical Training Corps Museum

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The items and memorabilia displayed in nFox Lines Aldershot tell the story of physical training in the Army from 1860 to the present day. Exhibits concentrate on the theme of the soldier-sportsman and there is an interesting display relating to members of the Corps who have represented their country at International and Olympic level.

The Kent and Shapshooters Museum 

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This museum preserves and presents the heritage of several Yeomanry (Volunteer cavalry) units in the South East of England. The museum is currently based in TA Centres in South London but is expected to move to Hever Castle Kent.

Newhaven Fort 

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Newhaven Fort is a Palmerston fort built in the 19th century to defend the harbour at Newhaven, on the south coast of England. It was the largest defence work ever built in Sussex and is now open as a museum. It is home to the Sussex & Surrey Yeomanry Museum Collection

Whitehall Warriors

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The area around Whitewhall includes many statues and memorials to the leaders who shaped Britaih's past. A walk past these is a chance to hear about their lives and deeds.

Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks and Town Walls

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IInside one of the first purpose built barracks in England, ‘By the Beat of Drum’ tells the story of the British infantryman from the Civil War to the First World War. Also within the barracks is The King's Own Scottish Borderers Museum, which contains uniforms, badges, medals, weapons and relics from various campaigns, and the Main Guard, an exhibition about Berwick's social and military history. Nearby, Berwick’s still intact Elizabethan town walls give fine views of the Tweed estuary and the North Sea.

Durham Light Infantry Museum Durham

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The official museum of the Durham Light Infantry, housing a collection of uniforms, equipment, weapons, silver, photographs and battlefield relics from 1758 to 1968. Its Medal Room holds over 3000 medals including seven original Victoria Crosses. Other displays illustrate the regiment’s role in the two World Wars. Located in Aykley Heads House,Durham.

13th/18th Royal Hussars (QMO) and The Light Dragoons Museum - Barnsley

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The Collection covers the history of the 13th/18th Royal Hussars with a series of displays illustrating the life of the Regiment in peace and war from 1715 to the present time. Exhibits relate to the Battle of Waterloo, Charge of the Light Brigade, Boer War, both World Wars and The Light Dragoons’ involvement in more recent operations. i.e.The former Yugoslavia, Iraq and Afghanistan 2009 where the LD Battlegroup led the operation "Panther's Claw". The regimental collection is within the museum of Cannon Hall Barnsley

Royal Lincolnshire Regiment and Lincolnshire Yeomanry Collections

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The Collections of the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment and the Lincolnshire Yeomanry, now owned by the Lincolnshire County Council, are housed in a listed barracks which was built in 1857 for the Royal Lincoln Militia. The displays of uniforms, weapons, badges, medals and regimental memorabilia cover the history of the County infantry regiment from 1685 onwards. Exhibits illustrate the Regiment’s service in the American War of Independence, the Sudan campaign, Boer War and both World Wars. A separate display is devoted to uniforms, medals and photographs of the Lincolnshire Yeomanry

tThe National memoiral Arboretum 

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The National memorial Arboretum at Alweras is a park containing memorials to many aspects of the First World War includign the Shot at Dawn memorial.

Staffordshire Regimental Museum

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The story of the Staffordshire Regiment includes its service in the First World war and recreations of a stretch of trenches

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The Harwich Redoubt

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A circular fort built in 1808 to protect the port of Harwich from invasion during the Napoleonic Wars, it dates from the same time as the chain of Martello Towers along the East Anglian coast. About 200 feet in diameter it had a central parade ground 85 feet across. Surrounded by a deep ditch it could only be entered by one removable drawbridge. Originally armed with ten 24-pounder cannon it was later adapted to take larger guns. A number of original guns are on display along with replica firearms and related exhibitions.

Purfleet Heritage & Military Centre

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Housed within Magazine No 5 of the former Royal Magazine for Gunpowder on the bank of the River Thames, built in 1759. The centre documents the history of the magazines and holds collections covering the army from Waterloo to National Service, including the story of the Gurkha Regiment. The naval collection has exhibits from the Battle of Trafalgar to World War II .

The Royal Gunpowder Mills Museum

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A museum and poark on the grounds of the site where gunpoweder and other explosives manucatured from the C17th to the 20th

Historic Dockyard, Chatham

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The Historic Dockyard, Chatham is a stunning 80 acre site with historic buildings, museum galleries, historic warships and a vibrant programme of events and activities. It has a supurb collection of warships and displays

National Army Museum 

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The National Army Museum tells the story that the British Army played in the creation of the nation state of Great Britain, as we recognise it today. It houses collections of equipment uniforms art and interpretive displays covering the 500 years of history across the contents of the world. Free entry