SUFFOLK REGIMENT MUSEUM
BURY ST EDMUNDS
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.