The Suffolk Regiment Museum was established, in the Officers Mess, for the 250th Anniversary of the Regiment in 1935, holding a collection of badges, medals and uniform items. In 1968 the Museum moved to its current location in the former Armoury, 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.
You can visit the Suffolk Regiment Museum in Bury St Edmunds, open on the first and third Wednesday, and the first Sunday, of each month, 9.30am - 3.30pm.
Read about the Suffolk Regiment in WWI here.
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