Work began on-site in December 2013, and the museum will reopen on Sunday 9 November 2014 at 10am.
We are still fundraising, so please consider making a donation. All donors will be thanked in the museum’s donor book (unless you prefer to remain anonymous). Donors in a position to donate £500 or more have been recognised by having their name engraved on a step in our brand new staircase (all the steps have now been allocated).
This area will include a temporary exhibition space and an introductory area. Visitors can experience the collection thematically; allowing objects from different historical periods, regiments, rank and all aspects of army life to be explored.
The displays on this floor include the First and Second World Wars, the years following World War Two and the Yorkshire Regiment from 2006 to the present day.
For the first time the Normanby Room will be open to the public. The displays in this room will present the customs and traditions of regimental life in the Officers’ and Sergeants’ Mess.
No changes are planned for the medal room. If additional funds are identified we will update the Victoria Cross display case to make it a more fitting display for the Regiment’s most highly decorated soldiers.
This gallery will include chronological displays on the Early Years 1688-1854, Crimea 1854 – 1856, Volunteers and Militia, Queen Victoria’s small wars, and the Boer War 1899-1902.
The Heritage Lottery Funding has enabled us to create the Richmond Cultural Education Partnership to deliver our education programme for schools and for projects and activities involving the wider community to take place, both in and outside of the museum.
To develop our project we have undertaken research to produce a number of documents that have supported our applications to funders. Please note: some files are large and may take some time to open.