We've missed you over the past few months so we're delighted to be making plans to welcome you back to our museum from Tuesday 11th August.
We believe that culture and life-long learning is important for people's wellbeing. We've spent the past few months looking at how we can re-open our doors so that you can visit us again. Visiting will be a different experience to previously but we know you will still have a great time. You will continue to receive a really warm welcome.
The garden can also be a great place in these troubled times and we have created a new outdoor trail. The garden is mainly for visitors to enjoy and will only be accessible from the main front gate.
The safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers is our number one priority.
We have made a number of changes and improvements to how we operate to ensure safety. This includes:
introducing a card reader. We recommend contactless payment.
reducing the amount of touch points on site
an enhanced cleaning regime throughout the museum
signage reminding visitors and staff to wash their hands
a hygiene screen has been added to the till point at reception
new hand sanitiser points have been installed
social distancing markers are in place (for 2 metres)
access to the museum as been assessed and we will limit on-site capacity
introduction of one-way routes in some of our galleries
all our staff have been trained in our new policies and protocols
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 John’s 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 we have some handling objects that have been specially chosen as they are tactile. Please ask during your visit if you wish to access them.
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 Regiments' 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 museum's collection of medals and explains the main types of medal: - for gallantry, campaigns, Long Service and Good Conduct, Honours, and commemorative.
The museum is on the first floor of St John's House in Warwick.
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 for visitors to the museum only, 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.
The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum (Royal Warwickshire) St John's House Warwick CV34 4NF Tel: 01926 491653