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Surrey Infantry Museum at Clandon Park


formerly the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment Museum

Clandon Fire and the Museum Website

Visitors to the Queens Royal Surrey Regiment website since the first week of May 2015 may have noticed that the link to the Museum web pages has been unavailable. Whilst the fire-damaged Clandon Park site was being assessed and security measures put in place we considered it prudent to temporarily take down the Museum website. Now that the building is secured with 2.4m height hoardings and has round-the-clock surveillance in place we have decided to re-instate the web pages.  

Please note that until further notice the Museum site will represent the situation as on the day before the fire: we will updating the pages as the salvage operation progresses and we are able to release more information about what has been recovered or confirmed as having been destroyed.  

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Clandon House

Clandon House.

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.

Heritage Lottery Fund

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.

July 2011

Click here for The Maritime & Medals Room

Click here for The 20th Century Room

Click here for The Onslow Room

Click here for a map of the museum

Corps of Drums   Corps of Drums
Main entrance to Clandon Park, the Corps of Drums, 1st Bn The Queen's Regiment line the steps,
October 1989.
  The Officers' Club celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Salerno, September 1943.
Many of the officers who took part were present.

Enterance to the museum in Clandon House.

Entrance to the museum in Clandon House.


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
GU21 6ND
Tel: 01483 518737
Email: shs@surreycc.gov.uk
Website: http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/surreyhistoryservice


Previously located in National Trust House, Clandon Park,
West Clandon, Guildford, Surrey GU4 7RQ

Temporary administrative address: Guildford Borough Council, Surrey Infantry Museum
Floor 2, Pavilion 1, Millmead House, Guildford, GU2 4BB

Tel: +44 (0)1483 223419 Office hours may be irregular
e-mail: surreyinfmuseum@btconnect.com

Registered Charity No 275470
Museum & Galleries Commission No 428
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Closed until further notice - Please use email or postal address to contact the Museum

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 email or by post (see addresses above)
by telephone on +44 (0) 1483 223419