Museums are places that collect, care for, and make accessible artefacts and items of historical interest, value and importance that they hold in trust for society. Museum Curators create exhibitions to tell a story around a chosen theme, be it a particular battle, place, time, person, or collection of people.
At any one time, a museum will show one or more exhibitions. To create an exhibition, the museum Curator picks items drawn from one or more collections that they own or borrow from.
A collection is a group of artefacts and/or documents that are legally owned by one particular person, trust or regiment.
A collection may be housed in one museum, or could be split across a number of locations.
Regimental and corps museums are located throughout the UK, from densely populated cities to remote rural countryside, ranging from vast museums to private collections only accessible by request.
If you want to find out what is near you - or where you will be visiting - check by location.
The British Army is made up of many regiments and corps, although this number has changed over time. A regiment can be likened to a 'team' or family within the Army, and each regiment has its own individual history and character, creating a great sense of camraderie and connection among its members. As the Army has changed over the years, new regiments have appeared and others disappeared.
Sometimes a group of regiments will be amalgamated into a 'super-regiment'. A corps (pronounced 'core') is another type of military unit consisting of two or more divisions; a corps is often a branch of the Army assigned to a particular type of work. For example, the Army Air Corps. In this section you will be able to search by regiment and corps.
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