About the Museum

The regimental collection is displayed in dedicated galleries in the refurbished Newarke Houses Museum, Leicester. Discover more about the story of Leicester at war, through personal stories learn about the home front and the history of the regiment, including a recreation of a First World War trench with sound and lighting. The museum illustrates the history of the Regiment from 1688 to 1964 when it became part of what is now The Royal Anglian Regiment. Displays include uniforms, badges, medals, photographs and regimental memorabilia whilst addressing topics such as recruiting and Army life. A computer is available in the gallery for research into former soldiers, medals in the collection and their recipients and all regimental journals.


Royal Leicestershire Regiment, Leicestershire Regiment, 17th (or Leicestershire) Regiment of Foot, 17th Regiment of Foot, Colonel Richards’ Regiment of Foot.


Coach Parking
Car Parking
Lecture Room
Disabled Access
Education service

Opening Times

Monday to Saturday

10am - 4pm


11am - 4pm.


24-26 December, 31 December, 1 January.



Visiting Advice

West of the main shopping area and east of the river, the museum is easily accessible by foot from the city centre.