Suffolk Regiment Museum
We are located in the historic Keep, Gibraltar Barracks, Bury St Edmunds and have a gallery at Moyse’s Hall Museum in the centre of Bury St Edmunds. The displays record the regiment’s proud history from 1685 until amalgamation with the Royal Norfolk Regiment, in 1959.
The history of the Regiment continues through our successor, The Royal Anglian Regiment, whose museum is at IWM Duxford.
We are part of the Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Regiments Museum.
Closure of the Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Regiments’ Museum
The Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Regiments’ Museum at The Keep in Bury St Edmunds will close at the end of the day on 25th October 2023 until Summer 2024 for refurbishment of the museum. During the closure, the museum will be redecorated and updates and improvements will be made to some of the displays and interpretation panels. Some of the collection will also be conserved.
Claire Wallace, the museum’s curator said, “When we reopen we will be updating the museum with both chronological and thematic displays. Many of the favourite objects will remain on display, while others will be exhibited for the first time. We will be highlighting the major engagements from the Regiments’ history and will also be telling the stories of some individual officers and soldiers from the different military campaigns that have not been seen before.”
Regular updates on the progress of the refurbishment will be available through the museum websites and social media platforms.
Throughout the period of refurbishment, the smaller Suffolk Regiment exhibition at Moyse’s Hall in Bury St Edmunds town centre, and the Cambridgeshire Regiment display at Duxford will remain open.
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Admission is free, but donations are welcome.
The museum is located on Out Risbygate (A1302), the road leading from the A14 (junction 42) into Bury St Edmunds town centre.
There is limited free visitor parking at the rear of the building.
Toilets are situated on the ground floor.
There is step-free access to the ground floor displays and the disabled toilet. There is currently no step-free access to the main gallery on the first floor, however a virtual tour of the museum is available via this website and via a screen on site.
Group visits are welcome, but must be booked in advance. Please contact our Curator to book a visit.
Virtual Tour of the Museum
This has been funded by the Army Museums Ogilby Trust (AMOT). Using your mouse/finger you can rotate the view and click to move forward. Key items are indicated and once clicked on you will see a 3D image of the item with explanatory text.