The Queen's Own Hussars Museum
The Cavalry Regiment of the West Midlands – the past to the present
Riding into Battle by Horse and Tank
One of the three Warwick Military Museums. Normally Open Tues to Sat
Winter 10.00 - 16.00
Tel +144 (0)1926 492035
Within The Lord Leycester Hospital NO FURTHER ADMISSION CHARGE.
Covering over 300 years of service of the senior light cavalry regiment of the British Army, the lives of a few individuals have been chosen to bring to life each era. A chronology board relates the regimental and military events to other national and local historical events.
St John's Museum
T 01926 412500/412132
F 01926 412034
A charming Jacobean mansion housing period reconstructions of a Victorian kitchen and classroom. Includes dolls and toys, a discovery room for the under 5's and also houses the Royal Warwickshire Regimental Museum. Children most welcome. Landscaped gardens suitable for picnics.
OPEN ALL YEAR (Closed Mondays) - ADMISSION FREE (donations welcome)
Tuesday - Saturday (also Bank Holiday Mondays)
10.00 - 17.00
Sundays (April - September only) 14.30 - 17.00
Events and holiday activities - Phone 01926 412034
Market Hall, Market Place
T 01926 412500
F 01926 419840
The Warwickshire Museum contains displays of Archaeology, Geology and Natural History, The Great Fire of Warwick and Sheldon's Tapestry Map.
OPEN ALL YEAR (Closed Mondays)
Tues - Sat 10.00 - 17.00
Sundays (April - September only) 11.30 - 17.00
Bank Holidays: 10.00 - 17.00
ADMISSION FREE (Donations welcome)
Warwickshire Yeomanry Museum
The Court House, Jury Street
T 01926 492212
F 01926 494837
Uniforms, arms, swords, sabres and selected silver.
Easter to October
Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays.
10.00 - 13.00, 14.00 - 16.00
Other times by appointment. ADMISSION FREE
On the 25th June 1794 the Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire, the Earl of Warwick had raised by public subscription sufficient money to raise a force of Volunteer Cavalry for the defence of the County in the event of invasion by the French, with whom we were at war. This force comprising Gentlemen and Yeomanry of the County was named the Warwickshire Yeomanry Cavalry and its first commanding officer was the 4th Earl of Aylesford.