Following a decision by The Ministry of Defence to support only one museum for each current corps or regiment taken some 10 years ago, the Trustees of The Queen’s Royal Hussars decided to establish one museum in Warwick and initially attempted to use the building previously occupied by The Queen’s Own Hussars Museum. For various reasons the necessary support for that option was not forthcoming and it was therefore decided to privately purchase a building in which the new Regimental Museum could be housed.
That building at 1 Trinity Mews in Warwick, pictured above, was purchased in 2016 and plans for the rebuild were drawn up with work on the building and the new museum display starting in early 2017. That was the easy part and since then, during the last 3 years, we have met – and overcome – every imaginable problem in the building world.
Notwithstanding those difficulties we have now (May 2020) almost completed the structural work and are well underway with the Museum design and build. An opening date is now entirely dependent on the Coronavirus pandemic.
In 2016, the museum of the Queen’s Royal Irish Hussars closed and the collections were transferred to the Queen’s Royal Hussars Museum.