RESOURCES

We will continue to add resources which are easily available and accessible to both museums within the network as well as visitors wanting to undertake their own research. 

If you would like any guidance on locating appropriate support undertaking research, please get in touch using the enquiry form on the Contact Us page. 

STUDIES AND QUICK GUIDES

RESEARCHING AN INDIVIDUAL SOLDIER

The Regimental and Corps Museums within the AMOT network hold a wealth of information about the men and women who served in the British Army. If you know the Regiment or Corps which is associated with your research, we recommend that you contact the relevant museum. Contact information for museum can be found in the AMOT Museum Directory, available online on this website, or please feel free to get in touch if you are unsure which collection to contact.

Please Note: Museums do not hold service records of individuals. The UK Government website provides instructions on requesting records: https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records

Official records of service are filled with military jargon and abbreviations, which can make them confusing to understand. After receiving the records, most museums will provide an interpretation of them, allowing for a greater understanding of the individuals’ Army career. 

SCOPING THE ARMY MUSEUMS SECTOR

An independent study of the Army Museums sector funded by AMOT in 2016. For a hardcopy, please contact us (P&P will need to be covered).

To download a digital copy, click here.

REGIMENTAL SUCCESSION OF TITLES

Information outlining the changes in structure and amalgamations for the cavalry and infantry regiments.

Cavalry: click here.

Infantry: click here.

MILITARY RESEARCH

The below sites are free to search, and material from The National Archives is free to view in person. There may be additional charges for downloads or if you require further support in your research.

The Ogilby Muster

Holds archival records dating between 1900 – 1929.

The National Archives

The official archive and publisher for the UK Government, England and Wales.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission 

Holds records of war dead and grave locations between the periods 4 August 1914 – 31 August 1921, and 3 September 1939 – 31 December 1947.

MUSEUM RESOURCES

The following organisations provide support and funding. Some are membership organisations, through the majority of information on their site is free to view.


Art Fund

Providing funding, support and promotions from museums and galleries.


Arts Council England

Provides funding and advice to art and cultural organisations, including museums, based in England.


Association of Independent Museums

Providing funding and advice on best practices as well as resources and toolkits, primarily targeted at independent heritage organisations. 


Collections Trust

Providing advice and best practice on collections care and management, including a range of free resources.


Museums Association

 Independent advocates for all museums across the UK. Leads on the Museum Code of Ethics.


National Heritage Lottery Fund

 Providing funding for a range of heritage and community organisations, including museums.