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The Regimental Museum of The Royal Irish Regiment
Royal Ulster Rifles Museum
The museum houses an extensive collection of uniforms, badges, medals and regimental memorabilia covering the history of the Regiment and the campaigns in which it has fought since its formation in 1793. The collection is well supported by digitised records and books.
Royal Ulster Rifles Museum (83rd 86th, R. Irish Rifles), 5 Waring Street, Belfast, BT1 2EW (Map)
028 9023 2086
The Army Museums Ogilby Trust
The Army Museums Ogilby Trust is a registered charity founded in 1954 by the late Colonel Robert Ogilby DSO, DL whose personal experiences in two world wars persuaded him that the fighting spirit of the British soldier stemmed from the esprit de corps engendered by the Armyís regimental structure. This spirit is enshrined in the many regimental and corps museums which seek to inspire and educate their visitors.
The Trust has played, and continues to play, a very significant part in the establishment and development of some 136 such museums in the United Kingdom today. They are as varied and individual as the regiments they represent. A visit to any of them will produce evidence of the Trust's activities: objects purchased with the assistance of a grant-in-aid; endowments to support their establishment or development and improvements to the preservation, conservation, display and recording of objects and archive material achieved through professional advice funded by the Trust. Most museums are now charitable trusts themselves and the legal costs associated with establishing them were, in most cases, borne by the Trust.
Army Museums Ogilby Trust Brigadier CS Sibun 58 The Close Salisbury Wiltshire SP1 2EX (Map)
+44 (0)1722 332188
Royal Irish Fusiliers Regimental Museum
Royal Irish Fusiliers Regimental Museum. Does no seem to be maintained. The museum is housed in the refurbished Sovereignís House. The Eagle Takers Gallery won the Best Exhibition in Ireland in 2003. The collection contains the uniforms, medals, regalia and the two Victoria Crosses won by the Regiment. The Regimental archive and library may be viewed by appointment.
Sovereigns House The Mall Armagh BT61 9DL Northern Ireland (Map)
+44 (0)28 37 522911
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Regimental Museum
Enniskillen Castle is the splendid location of The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Regimental Museum. The Castle - once the medieval stronghold of the Maguires - is located on the banks of the picturesque River Erne and presents an array of 19th Century barrack buildings surrounding the Keep. To the south with it distinctive turrets is the 17th Century Watergate and to the east the Heritage Centre.
The Regimental Museum is housed in the Castle Keep and has displays which span the history of the Regiment from its formation in 1689 up to modern times.
The Castle, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, BT74 7HL (Map)
+ 44 (0) 28 6632 3142