The Keep in Bury St Edmunds

Welcome to the Suffolk Regiment 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.

 

Suffolk County Council service which preserves and makes available for research archive and printed sources for the county's history.
St Edmundsbury Borough Council museum which reveals the unfolding story of West Suffolk, through displays which range from prehistoric times right through to the present, including the Suffolk Regiment Gallery.
The Army Museums Ogilby Trust is a small effective charity. It is widely acknowledged that no other single body has done more for the development of the Army’s regimental and corps museums, and hence for the preservation of our military heritage.
Welcome to The Royal Anglian Regiment Museum website. Here you will find all the information you need about our Museum and how to access information and services related to The Royal Anglian Regiment.
The National Archives is the UK government's official archive, containing over 1,000 years of history. It provides guidance to government departments and the public sector on information management and advise others about the care of historical archives.
COFEPOW is a Registered Charity ( Reg. No. 1074474) dedicated to perpetuating the memory of the Far East Prisoners of War and advancing knowledge of the suffering endured and sacrifices made by them during their years of captivity in World War II.
The "Debt of Honour Register" is the Commission's database listing the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died during the two world wars and the 23,000 cemeteries, memorials and other locations worldwide where they are commemorated.
The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is the custodian of the Records of Service of Service personnel until they are opened to general public access at The National Archives. Subject to the payment of an administration fee of £30 per record and provision of a death certificate (except where death was in service), certain information can be provided from these records on request under the MOD’s publication scheme.