SUFFOLK REGIMENT MUSEUM

BURY ST EDMUNDS

 

Suffolk Regiment Museum leafletThe 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

The Victoria Cross of Sergeant Arthur Saunders


The Victoria Cross of Sergeant Arthur Saunders, 9th Battalion – one of only two awarded to the Regiment. He won it for acts of gallantry at the Battle of Loos on 26 September 1915. Now on public display for the first time!

PREVIOUS OBJECTS
The Victoria Cross of Sergeant Arthur Saunders

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HOW TO FIND US

The Suffolk Regiment Museum

The Keep, Out Risbygate

Bury St Edmunds

Suffolk IP33 3RN


Tel: 01284 752394

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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 the first and third Wednesdays and first Sunday in each 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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