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King's Own Royal Regiment Museum

This fascinating Regimental Museum (housed within Lancaster City Museum) tells the story of the King's Own from 1680 to 1959 including the First and Second World War. The King's Own served all over the world and participated in many major campaigns, maintaining Lancashire grit and fortitude.

Although the Regiment recruited from North Lancashire, the Regiment's association with Lancaster dates to 1880, when the Regiment moved into purpose-built barracks at Bowerham.

The Regimental Museum itself was established in 1929, telling the history of the Regiment and stories of bravery, including five of the Regiment's Victoria Cross recipients and their enormous courage.

To access the museum archives please contact us first to make an appointment.

Opening times

  • 10.30am - 4pm, Friday/Saturday/Sunday/Monday/Tuesday. (Closed Weds & Thurs).

Admission charges

Admission to Lancaster City Museum is free for everyone.

Accessibility and facilities

There are no public toilets at the City Museum.

The ground-floor galleries are on a single level. The upper galleries are accessible via a stairlift. Please view our Sensory Floor Plan for more information on accessibility at this museum.

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Last updated: 04 October 2023

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