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Welcome to the Fusilier Museum Warwick

The Fusilier Museum Warwick brings the past to life and tells the personal stories of soldiers in the local area. It spans over 350 years of the Royal Warwickshire’s history, from its inception in 1674 right through to the Fusiliers of today including stories from more recent conflicts in Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Afghanistan. In 2024 the museum the 350th anniversary of the founding of the regiment.

Royal Warwickshire Regiment and D-Day: An 80th Anniversary Commemoration

Public Talk Event at Warwick Court House 1st June 2024

Exhibition: ‘Ashore We Stumbled– The Royal Warwickshire Regiment and D-Day’ 1st June – 19th September 2024

To mark the role played by the Royal Warwickshire Regiment in the D-Day Landings in Normandy 6th June 1944, there will be a special one-day bookable talk event on the 1st June and launch of a new exhibition.  The talk event at Warwick Courthouse on 1st June which includes author and podcaster Peter Hart, will explore the Royal Warwickshire Regiment involvement in D-Day and its immediate aftermath. A new temporary exhibition in the museum will present objects and stories surrounding this key historic event. Both talk event and exhibition will reveal poignant and powerful stories relating to soldiers of Birmingham, Coventry, and Warwickshire against the backdrop of the key turning point of the Second World War.

For more details see News and What's On.

Wooden Painted plaque of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1/7th Battalion carried on D-Day.

The newly curated museum is family friendly and has two rooms full of interesting items from the collection including uniform, weapons, medals, and personal items such as diaries and letters from the museum’s collection as well as a NEW replica WW1 trench for everyone to experience and enjoy. It also includes displays on Bobby the regimental mascot,  Hannah Snell, who disguised herself as a male soldier, Euan Lucie-Smith, the first officer of mixed heritage to join the British Army in WW1, and two famous Field Marshals from WW2 – Montgomery and Slim. Visitors can also look at the Bairnsfather cartoons, listen to veterans’ experiences of D-Day and discover the personal stories behind the medals of both World Wars.To keep up-to-date with Museum activities, subscribe to our newsletter using the registration feature on the page footer below.

Upcoming Events:

27 Apr 24 - 27 Apr 24
Drones & Digital Mapping - Recreating the Royal Warwicks in Normandy 1944
Join us for an epic journey as we combine drones and digital mapping tech to relive the Royal Warwicks' remarkable journey in 1944.
£6.00
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4 May 24 - 4 May 24
‘In a Flanders Field’ – A Free Talk and Book Launch
This free talk, by local author John Waite, tells the story of Joe Waite MM, a boy soldier of the Great War. After the talk there is the opportunity to buy a signed copy of John's book.
£ Incl. in admission
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