The museum, based in Thorseby Park in Nottinghamshire opened in 2011. The Queen’s Royal Lancers and The Nottinghamshire Yeomanry, which is made up of The Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry and The South Nottinghamshire Hussars, have amalgamated their collections to create a combined museum within Thoresby Courtyard, in partnership with The Stonebridge Trust.
The museum tells the human, social and military history of the regiments and the ongoing story of the British Army today. A unique collection of arms, uniforms, medals, silver and paintings illustrate the role that the local Regiments have played in the great battles of the last three centuries and, indeed continue to play in international conflicts of the present day. The museum also provides a fascinating insight into how the Yeomanry was raised in Nottinghamshire with the help of the great families of the county, including the Pierreponts, to help maintain law and order at a time when England was governed by the landed gentry. The Pierreponts lived at Thoresby Hall, so it is most fitting that the new museum should find its home within the Thoresby Estate.
The regimental archive is held at Lancer House,Grantham and may be viewed by appointment.
The Queen’s Royal Lancers, 16th/5th Queen’s Royal Lancers, 16th Queen’s Lancers, 16th (Queen’s) Light Dragoons, 16th Light Dragoons (Burgoyne’s Light Horse), 5th Royal Irish Lan , 17th Light Dragoons, 21st (Empress of India’s) Lancers, 21st Hussars, 21st Light Dragoons, Bengal European Cavalry.