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, 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. 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 (03000 267619). The Archive catalohie,including all DLI 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:
Wednesday - Sunday 10.30am-4pm; School Holidays also open Tuesdays. Open Bank Holiday Mondays

Durham Light Infantry Museum

Durham Light Infantry Museum
Aykley Heads,
Durham City,

Tel: 03000 266590



Gillian Robinson

Admission charges:
Adult: 4, Annual 5.20
Seniors: 3, Annual 4.10
Groups: By appointment
Children: 2, Annual 3
School Parties: By appointment