Army Museums

Durham Light Infantry Museum

Durham Light Infantry Museum


YesCoach Parking
YesCar Parking
YesLecture Room

Other: Disabled access. Picnic area.

How to get there:
About half a mile from the railway station, north of Durham City centre signposted off A691.

The museum tells the story of The Durham Light Infantry - County Durham's Own Regiment from its formation in 1758 to its absorption into The Light Infantry in 1968, with particular emphasis on the two World Wars. Displays include uniforms, weapons, equipment, photographs and battlefield relics, and the museum's outstanding Medal Room has eight, original Victoria Crosses on show. For researchers, the DLI's archive is held by Durham County Record Office (0191 3833253) and the catalogue,including all the DLI's photographs, is available on-line on the DCRO's website. "There may be some Regiments as good but I know of none better", Field Marshal Montgomery of Alamein.

Durham Light Infantry, (Durham) Light Infantry, 68th (or the Durham) Regiment of Foot, 68th Regiment of Foot, 106th Bombay Light Infantry, 2nd European Regiment Bombay Light Infantry (Honourable East India Company), 2nd Bombay European Regiment of Foot (Honourable East India Company), Durham Militia, Rifle Volunteers and Home Guard

Opening Hours:
1 Apr - 31 Oct Daily 10am - 5pm. 1 Nov - 31 Mar: Daily 10am - 4pm. Closed Christmas Eve & Day

Durham Light Infantry Museum

Durham Light Infantry Museum
Aykley Heads,
Durham City,

Tel: 0191 3842214

Fax: 0191 3861770



Alistair Bowden

Admission charges:
Adult: 3.50, Annual 4.50
Seniors: 2.50, Annual 3.50
Groups: By appointment
Children: 1.50, Annual 2.50
School Parties: By appointment