About the Museum

The Battle of Kohima in North East India, close to its border with Burma, took place between 4th April and 22nd June 1944 and marked the limit of the Japanese Army’s advance into India. Here the enemy was stopped, defeated and forced into retreat. The Japanese invasion of India was halted at Kohima!

The collection commemorates the Deeds and actions of the British 2nd Division, from their recovery from Dunkirk to 1946, paying particular attention and detail to the Battle of Kohima in 1944 almost all of the artefacts have been donated by veterans and their relatives making it a very personal collection that sees the battle through the eyes of those who fought it.


Kohima Garrison (1944), 2nd Infantry Division and 33 Indian Corps (1944).


Coach Parking
Car Parking
Lecture Room
Disabled Access
Education service

Opening Times

Thursdays only

9am - 12 noon, or at most times by prior appointment.


Free (Thursdays). A small charge may be made for appointments and group visits.


Imphal Barracks, Fulford Road, York, YO10 4HD

Tel 01904 665806


Visiting Advice

South of City centre, on A19 Fulford Road.