Things to do in Suffolk: The Suffolk Regiment Museum

The story of the Suffolk Regiment from its foundation in 1685.

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.

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

For group visits or an appointment to see the Curator please contact us via email: [email protected] or telephone: 01284 749317.

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Address: The Suffolk Regiment Museum, The Keep, Out Risbygate, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3RN

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