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Suffolk Regiment Museum Re-Opens After Refurbishment

The Suffolk Regiment Museum has reopened its doors to visitors after an eight-month long refurbishment.

Volunteers at the Museum at Gibraltar Barracks, in Newmarket Road, have worked tirelessly to refurbish the museum to reopen on Wednesday 3rd July, with an official reopening event on Sunday 4th August at their annual Minden Day celebrations.

The collections at Suffolk Regiment Museum have been reinterpreted for a wider audience with a focus on the personal stories of soldiers and visitors will be guided around the museum through a timeline of the Regiment's history since 1685 until its amalgamation with the Royal Norfolk Regiment, in 1959. The history continues through to their successor Regiment, the Royal Anglian Regiment, whose museum is at IWM Duxford.

Visitors can discover the story of the Regiment, across the nearly 300 years in peace and war, through a wealth of artefacts including uniforms, medals, weapons and artefacts at the museum which has been redecorated and new lighting installed.

Claire Wallace, curator of Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Regiments Museum, said: “After months and months of hard work we are now ready to reopen to visitors and share with them the new interpretation of the museum as well as our redecorated space with new lighting.

"We hope we will attract both former visitors and new visitors alike to discover the story of the Suffolk Regiment through a treasure trove of regimental artefacts and personal belongings."

Discover more about the Museum in our Guide Suffolk Regiment Museum in 10 Objects, written by curator Claire Wallace.

The Museum will be open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday each week plus the first Sunday of each month. Opening hours will be 0930-1530.

The museum also plans to expand its number of volunteers so that it can increase opening hours.

Admission to the museum is free, but donations are welcome.

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