Surrey Infantry Museum at Clandon Park
formerly the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment Museum
Following the amalgamation of The Queen’s Royal Regiment and the East Surrey Regiment in 1959, the ownership and management of museum artefacts and archives was vested in The Queen’s Royal Surrey Regiment Museum Trust. Following the closure of Regimental Headquarters and Museum in the Keep at Kingston–upon–Thames the artefacts had to be put in store. Thanks to the efforts of Colonel JW Sewell agreement was reached with the National Trust for use of rooms in the basement at Clandon Park. The museum opened in 1981. Major upgrades took place in 2001 and 2011; the later with half funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. In the same year, the Museum Trustees concluded that it was in the best long term interests to merge with the Trustees of the museum of the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment and Queen’s Regiment. This took place on 1st July 2011. The museum was renamed: The Surrey Infantry Museum.
Special thanks must be recorded to all the Trustees who have supported the museum since its establishment together with special thanks to our outstanding curators: Jean-Ann Stock, Richard Ford, Penny James and Ian Chatfield. They would want the many Volunteers who supported them so generously to be acknowledged. Finally, all the regimental family would want to thank Lieutenant Colonel Les Wilson MBE for his commitment, encyclopaedic knowledge of regimental history and hard work.
|Main entrance to Clandon Park, the Corps of Drums, 1st Bn The Queen's Regiment line the steps,
|The Officers' Club celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Salerno, September 1943.
Many of the officers who took part were present.
Please note that the regimental collection of historic documents, books and photograph albums has now been transferred to the Surrey History Centre.
The Surrey History Centre will now be dealing with research enquiries relating to The Queen's Royal, East Surrey and Queen's Royal Surrey Regiments (2nd, 31st and 70th Foot). The Collection is also available for public consultation.
For further information please contact:-
Surrey History Centre
130 Goldsworth Road
Tel: 01483 518737
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in National Trust House, Clandon Park,
West Clandon, Guildford, Surrey GU4 7RQ
Tel: +44 (0)1483 223419
Fax: +44 (0) 1483 223419
Charity No 275470
Museum & Galleries Commission No 428
March - end of October 2011
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays & Bank Holidays
12 - 5 pm
car parking. Physical access for wheelchair users within the museum
itself is good.
Disabled toilets facilities.
Sells Regimental publications, souvenirs, postcards, ties and posters and an attractive selection of regimental tie pins, lapel badges, brooches etc..
A Charitable Trust Dependent on Voluntary Donations
The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment Museum is a charitable trust dependent
on voluntary donations.
Donations, large or small, will be welcome.
Cheques should be in GBP (£) payable to The Surrey Infantry Museum but, if in doubt,
then please contact the curator
by telephone on +44 (0) 1483 223419
or by facsimile on +44 (0) 1483 223419