Huntley & Palmers WWI hardtack biscuit
Posted on January 17, 2018

Object of The Month: January 2018

Object of The Month: January 2018 – Dietary Regulations / Hard Tack Biscuit If, like many of us, you’ve decided...

Matthew O'Connor, Duke of Cornwall's Light infantry during WW2. Far right
Posted on January 8, 2018

Remembering Matthew O’Connor, DCLI

Remembering Matthew O’Connor, by his daughter, Polly Dymock. (Pictured above: Matthew O’Connor, far right)   Matthew Miles O’Connor was born...

Cornwall's Regimental Museum inside The Keep behind new build houses on the old Parade Ground - 2018
Posted on January 8, 2018

At The Heart of The Community

by Museum Director, Mary Godwin.  One of the key aims of our museum is to be at the heart of the community. The barracks has played a huge part in the life of the town over the past 150 years but our building is now the only one remaining that the public can visit.

Spingo the museum dog at Cornwall's Regimental Museum, a dog friendly attraction.
Posted on January 2, 2018

Proud to be Dog Friendly!

Here at Cornwall’s Regimental Museum we are proud to be a fully dog friendly attraction. Dogs are welcome throughout the...

Princess Mary's Christmas Gift tin, 1914, at Cornwall's Regimental Museum
Posted on December 11, 2017

Object of the Month: December 2017

Princess Mary’s 1914 Christmas Gift tins were originally intended to be given to 'every sailor afloat and every soldier at the front', but the project was expanded to include the wounded, nurses, and the widows or parents of those who had been killed.

Lucknow Silver at Cornwall's Regimental Museum
Posted on November 8, 2017

Object of The Month: November 2017

These once fine articles of decorative silver originally belonged to the Officer’s Mess of the 32nd Regiment of Foot, and bear the scars of The Siege of Lucknow in 1857. In 1859, the regiment presented the Lucknow Silver to Queen Victoria.

A painting of an officer of the 32nd regiment
Posted on October 26, 2017

Appeal: Finding the Soldiers of Waterloo – The 32nd Cornwall Regiment of Foot

There were around 647 soldiers of the 32nd Cornwall Regiment of Foot who fought in the Waterloo Campaign at Quatre Bras and Waterloo in 1815. Trevor and co at the 32nd Cornwall Regiment of Foot 1808-1815 Living History group would like to trace these soldiers, to record their names and places of rest.