The Queen's Royal Lancers and Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Museum

The Queen's Royal Lancers and Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Museum, Newark-on-Trent

The Queen's Royal Lancers and Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Museum

The Queen's Royal Lancers and Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Museum
4.5
Military Museums • Speciality Museums • History Museums
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
The Queen's Royal Lancers and Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Museum is accommodated in a refurbished space spanning the front of Thresby Courtyard, set within the stunning surroundings of Thoresby Park. A series of graphic panels and display cases, learning zones and video presentations, take visitors through our fascinating story. Entry to the museum is free.
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Stiabhna
Ruddington, UK42 contributions
Nice little find.
Aug 2019
Visited museum with my son in law a serving soldier with H.M. Forces. He and I were greatly impressed by how ordered and interesting was the wide ranging collection of items and memorabilia showing the history of the Calvary regiments of the British Army that were on parade so to speak. Not only were the they perfectly exhibited they were of a really good quality many and varied.Uniforms, photos weapons and other relevant artefacts. Also a nice touch were the uniforms and "Weapons" there for the youngsters to try on and try out. Nice small shop and a chap presumably a volunteer who was at hand to give vocal guidance and explanation of the exhibits.All in all an extremely good way to spend a half hour or so. Toilets and a cafe outside the museum in the courtyard. Nice walks around the estate with paddling in the river and a woodland park for the kids. Picnic benches dotted around the park area.
Written August 21, 2019
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Barmbys
Leeds, UK28 contributions
A little gem
Apr 2019
A lovely small Museum to visit and free to use just ask for donations. A lovely setting in a courtyard which contains an excellent cafe and individual shops. Worth a visit if in the area plenty of parking when we were there.
Written June 25, 2019
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GordonS77
Aberdeen, UK267 contributions
Free Admission Military Museum
May 2019 • Friends
I have visited this museum several times recently.
Great selection of exhibits covering the regiment's history from late 1600's through to the present day. For anyone interested in military history, this is definitely worth a visit. Not a particularly large museum, it is packed with historic memorabilia including WW1 mock-up of conditions in the trenches.
Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.
Written May 25, 2019
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John C
Sheffield, UK222 contributions
A little gem
May 2019 • Solo
This was my first visit, & I was very impressed - although space is limited, there is an interesting collection of militaria, & a very comprehensive amount of information on military history, covering everything from World Wars I & II, The Napoleonic wars, The American War of Independance & the Crimean War

The Courtyard has a small collection of shops & a cafe, & there's also Thoresby Park to explore - even car parking is free!
Written May 3, 2019
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Harriet L
22 contributions
Wonderful event and tour
Dec 2018 • Business
I can’t speak highly enough about this absolute gem of a museum.

The business I work for held an event at Thoresby Courtyard and were privileged to have a wonderful tour given by Capt Holtby.

The Captain has such a vast knowledge on the history of the regiments and is a really charismatic character.

The collections at the museum are so interesting and varied.

Well worth a visit!
Written December 5, 2018
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Anthony N
Nottinghamshire, UK121 contributions
Interesting little museum
May 2018 • Friends
Although small it is perfectly formed, there is enough to see for a 30 minute visit or so. It is a military museum so unless you are interested in military history there is no point in visiting. It gives a good history lesson which I found interesting and I'm not particularly a military history nut
Written July 13, 2018
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David H
Nottingham, UK17 contributions
The Queen's Royal Lancers Museum
Sep 2017 • Couples
The Museum of the Queen's Royal Lancers hardly does justice to the history of the regiment. What is on show is of a very high standard, but space is very much at a premium and so only a fraction of the potential story can be told. There are some interactive exhibits to involve children but, for the most part the museum is geared to an adult audience. Don't forget to visit the Ferret Scour Car in the courtyard and the cafe/restaurant and other interesting shops there.
Written March 9, 2018
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DunelmArts
Aberdeen, UK939 contributions
Courtyard Military Museum - check opening times before you visit
Sep 2017 • Friends
This is a museum dedicated to the history of the Nottinghamshire regiments - Queen’s Royal Lancers, Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry and the South Notts’ Hussars. The museum traces the military and social history of the regiments from their beginnings through to modern day conflicts. If you have a personal connection to the army you will find much of interest, but the casual visitor will still find something to catch their attention. Downstairs there is a new exhibit of a mock up of a WWI trench. From March to November, the museum is open Wednesdays to Sundays 10.30-16.30 and the rest of the year by appointment. Admission free but donations appreciated.
Written September 14, 2017
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emmasnonna
Huntingdon, UK283 contributions
Typical military museum
Jun 2017 • Couples
Visited here while at the Courtyard. In fairness, I'm not a great follower of militaria, and the displays of uniforms (while interesting) were not riveting. The only link between displays seemed to be the use of military forces both in wartimes and civil unrest, and it didnt seem to have a real 'unity ' of theme or obvious narrative. Having said that, it is good to see people taking the time and effort to maintain collections like these.
Written July 3, 2017
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OldClanEllmes
Lincoln, UK199 contributions
A hidden gem
Jun 2017 • Couples
Spent a very informative couple of hours wandering round this small but perfectly formed museum. It cover the history of the regiment from its earliest days up to present times. Well worth a visit as it covers social history as well as military.
Written June 20, 2017
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