SUFFOLK REGIMENT MUSEUM

BURY ST EDMUNDS

 

WELCOME!

 

We are open every Wednesday and the 1st Sunday each month – 9.30am to 3.30pm for walk-in visitors.

 

UPDATED SUNDAY OPENING HOURS

 

1st May – Open 0930-1530
5th June – CLOSED to allow our volunteers time to spend with their families over the Platinum Jubilee weekend
3rd July – Open 0930-1530
31st July – Open 0930-1530 for the Minden Day celebrations
7th August – Open 0930-1530
4th September – Open 0930-1530
2nd October – Open 0930-1530
6th November – Open 0930-1530
4th December – Open 0930-1530

 

For group visits or an appointment to see the Curator please contact us via email: suffolkregimentmuseum@gmail.com or telephone: 01284 749317.

 

UPDATED INFORMATION REGARDING CORONAVIRUS

 

Although it is no longer mandatory to wear face coverings, we encourage all of our visitors and staff to do so unless exempt, especially at busy periods. We also encourage social distancing within the Museum.

 


 

Suffolk Regiment Museum leaflet

The museum was opened in 1935. It was housed in various buildings on the Regimental Depot site, including the Sergeants’ Mess and Officers’ Mess, before moving in 1968 to its present location in the former Armoury. The first floor room is where, by the 1930s, new recruits were fitted out with their uniform and equipment.

 

The displays tell the story of the regiment from its foundation in 1685 to amalgamation with the Royal Norfolk Regiment in 1959. The history covers the regular, militia, volunteer and war-time battalions as well as the experience of individual soldiers and is told through medals, uniforms, photographs, weapons, equipment and personal memorabilia. A small display at Moyses Hall Museum in Bury St Edmunds gives an overview of the story, while the regimental archive and photograph collection are on deposit at the Bury St Edmunds branch of the Suffolk Record Office.

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Suffolk Regiment Museum display
Suffolk Regiment Museum display

OBJECT OF THE MONTH

Embroidered Regimental Badge


Embroidered regimental badge with the flags of the nations participating in the Shanghai Defence Force, 1927. The 2nd Battalion formed part of the Force.

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Embroidered Regimental Badge

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HOW TO FIND US

The Suffolk Regiment Museum

The Keep, Out Risbygate

Bury St Edmunds

Suffolk IP33 3RN


Tel: 01284 749317

CONTACT US

OPENING HOURS

We are open every Wednesday and the 1st Sunday each month – 9.30am to 3.30pm for walk-in visitors.

UPDATED SUNDAY OPENING HOURS

1st May – Open 0930-1530
5th June – CLOSED to allow our volunteers time to spend with their families over the Platinum Jubilee weekend
3rd July – Open 0930-1530
31st July – Open 0930-1530 for the Minden Day celebrations
7th August – Open 0930-1530
4th September – Open 0930-1530
2nd October – Open 0930-1530
6th November – Open 0930-1530
4th December – Open 0930-1530

For group visits or an appointment to see the Curator please contact us via email: suffolkregimentmuseum@gmail.com or telephone: 01284 749317.

UPDATED INFORMATION REGARDING CORONAVIRUS

Although it is no longer mandatory to wear face coverings, we encourage all of our visitors and staff to do so unless exempt, especially at busy periods. We also encourage social distancing within the Museum.

LOCATION

The museum is located on Out Risbygate (A1302), the road leading from the A14 (first exit eastbound/third exit westbound for Bury St Edmunds) into Bury town centre.

OPENING HOURS

The Museum is open on every Wednesday and the first Sunday in the month from 9.30 to 3.30 and at other times by appointment.

ADMISSION

Admission is FREE

Group visits are welcome, by prior arrangement, at weekends or evenings.

PARKING

There is limited free visitor parking available at the back of the building.

TOILETS

Disabled toilets.

ACCESS

There is wheelchair access to the ground floor displays (medals collection, ‘Afghanistan Then and Now’ display and the Malaya case) and the disabled toilet.

There is at present no wheelchair access to the main gallery on the first floor.

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