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Plan your visit

Admission and opening hours

Price: Free*
* Donations appreciated (it helps to keep us running)

Please note we charge for research enquiries and for some special events at the museum.

 

Winter Season:

November to March

10.00am - 4.00pm Tuesday to Saturday

 

Summer Season:

April to October

10.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Saturday

 

Due to staffing arrangements, especially if you are travelling a long way, it is advisable to please contact the museum to check open timings. Thank you.

We look forward to welcoming you to the museum and wish you an enjoyable visit. 

 

Eating

Although no refreshments are available on site there are numerous places within the vicinity providing a variety of food and drink, from light-bites to full-meals.

Toilets

There are public toilets on the ground floor, which include an accessible toilet and baby changing facilities.

Access

We aim to provide a friendly and accessible environment as possible for all our visitors.

Please note that the Fusilier Museum is situated on the first floor of St John's House. We apologise that there is no access except by stairs (there is no lift) to the first floor, because of the physical restrictions posed by this Grade I listed building.

Visitors can get an idea about what the museum exhibition looks like from the Virtual Tour facility on a touchscreen on the ground floor. There are also copies of the graphic panels available on request from reception. Certain smaller items can be brought down for viewing by visitors on request. Enquiries are welcome.

The small car park at St Johnís House has disabled parking at the back and the rear entrance is wheelchair accessible (there is a ramp). There are also accessible toilets on the ground floor.

At the museum on the first floor in addition to the uniforms that visitors can try on, we also have handling objects that have been specially chosen as they are tactile. Please ask during your visit if you wish to access them.

Museum displays

Explore the four rooms:

The Kendall Room

covers the history of the Regiment until the end of the Second World War and tells some of the personal stories behind the events.

 

The Owen Room

deals with Regimental traditions, the link with Warwickshire, the mascot and regimental music. You can dress in real military uniforms, listen to eyewitness accounts of the D-Day landings and learn about some of the Regimentsí Famous Sons. Most famously these include Field Marshals Slim and Montgomery.

The Ryan Room

looks at the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and in particular their tours of duty in Afghanistan. It also looks at some of the people that the Royal Warwickshire Regiment fought against over the years.

The King Henry VIII Charity Room

contains most of the museumís collection of medals and explains the main types of medal: - for gallantry, campaigns, Long Service and Good Conduct, Honours, and commemorative.

Group visits

Pre-booked parties are welcome. Please telephone for details.

Tel: 01926 491653

How to find us

The museum is on the first floor of St John's House in Warwick (St John's Museum run by Warwickshire County Council is on the ground floor of the building).

The town is in the heart of England and is easily reached by road from Birmingham, Coventry and Stratford. Leave the M40 at Junction 15 of the motorway on the A429 to Warwick.

There is a spacious public pay and display car park in St Nicholas Park at the rear of the museum. There is also on street parking (metered) in the vicinity. There is a small car park at St John's House, but the number of spaces are limited. There is accessible parking at the rear of the museum, as well as an accessible entrance to the building and ground floor accessible toilets.

Trains stop at Warwick Station from Birmingham, Stratford and London Marylebone. Warwick Station is 0.2 miles away from the Museum. Go down Station Road, and at the T junction, turn right to head down the Coventry Road. Continue until the traffic lights at the crossroads. St John's House is the building in front of you behind the stone wall and iron gates.

The Central Bus Station is located in Warwick town centre about 0.5 miles away from the Museum.

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The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum
(Royal Warwickshire)
St John's House
Warwick
CV34 4NF
Tel: 01926 491653