Somerset Military Museum

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The Museum of Somerset and Somerset Military Museum are located within Taunton's Castle adjacent to Castle Green at the centre of Somerset's county town.

A comprehensive and well displayed collection covering the history of the County Regiments of Somerset from 1685. It includes an explanation of how the former Yeomanry Regiments of Somerset combined with the Somerset Light Infantry Territorials to form an important element of today's Regiment, The Rifles. The coverage of The Somerset Light Infantry including the First Afghan war, including the Siege of Jellalabad, and the medal medal display are of particular note. The Regimental archive of The Somerset Light Infantry and The North Somerset Yeomanry is held at Somerset Heritage Centre. For details of 'Somerset Archives and Local Studies' see website ( follow directions to Archive Catalogue. Archive material may be viewed by appointment.

The Rifles, Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry, Somerset Light Infantry, Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's), Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry), Prince Albert's (Somersetshire Light Infantry), 13th or Prince Albert's Regiment of Light Infantry, 13th (or 1st Somersetshire) Regiment of Foot (Light Infantry), 13th (1st Somersetshire) Regiment of Foot, 13th Regiment of Foot, Earl of Barrymore's Regiment of Foot (Pearce's Dragoons), The Earl of Huntingdon's Regiment of Foot, Somerset Militia, Somerset Rifle Volunteer Regiments, North Somerset Yeomanry, West Somerset Yeomanry.