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The Regimental Displays

The Regimental Displays

The York and Lancaster Regimental Museum is made up of six galleries:

  • The 65th and 84th Foot
  • First World War and Before
  • Action Stations
  • Soldier’s Stories
  • Second World War and After
  • Home Front

The 65th and 84th Foot

This gallery covers the story of the 65th and 84th Regiments of Foot from their formation in the 1750s, to them becoming the York and Lancaster Regiment in 1881. The main themes are the Seven Years War, Peninsula War, Maori Wars and Indian Mutiny.

First World War and before

This gallery tells the story of the York and Lancaster Regiment from its formation in 1881 until the end of the First World War. Its main themes are the wars in Africa, trench life, the war in the trenches and memorials.

Action Stations

Action stations is a gallery full of interactive elements from a touch screen computer to children’s uniforms for dressing up. You can learn about all sorts of subjects relating to army life such as army ranks, map reading, drill positions and the army structure in various fun ways.

Soldiers Stories

This gallery tells the stories of individuals who served with the Regiment. There are two sets of medal drawers, which focus on a soldier’s life through his medals and other related material. These drawers will be changed periodically to show the stories of different men. There is a separate display to tell the tale of the Regiment’s most famous soldier, Field Marshall Herbert Plumer.

Second World War and after

This gallery tells the story of the York and Lancaster Regiment through the Second World War to the Regiments disbandment in 1968. The main themes are Regimental bands, shooting, the Second World War at home and abroad, the post war period and disbandment.

Home Front

The Home Front section is displayed in a replica Anderson air raid shelter. It does not relate directly to the Regiment, but shows what life was like in Rotherham during the war. Inset in to the walls of the shelter are displays of objects from the period.

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