Charge! The Light Dragoons & Northumberland Hussars Museum Collection

Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4JA

Charge! The Story of England’s Northern Cavalry unites the collections of the antecedent regiments of The Light Dragoons and also tells the continuing story of the Northumberland Hussars since becoming the Command & Support squadron of the Queen’s Own Yeomanry. Both regiments, which are formally affiliated to each other, are the only cavalry divisions today which exclusively recruit from the North of England.
The permanent exhibition charts the pivotal moments in the colourful history of these regiments, from the capture of Napoleon’s carriage at the Battle of Waterloo (1815) to more recent reconnaissance missions in Bosnia (1993), Iraq (2004) and Afghanistan (2009), and honours the vital roles played by those born and bred in the north of England.
Visitors will experience the journey many soldiers would have taken, from recruitment and training to front-line duties, and discover original historic accounts based on material from the collection. Using objects and artefacts from the regimental collections, the displays showcase a selection of military objects and historical artefacts, including a flag captured from the Battle of Waterloo (1815), a shako (helmet) worn at the Charge of the Light Brigade (1854) and a suitcase used for carrying maps at the D-Day landings (1944).

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Opening Hours

  • Monday 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Tuesday 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Wednesday 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Thursday 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Friday 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Saturday 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Sunday 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM

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