Surrey Infantry Museum
Formerly the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment Museum,
previously located at Clandon Park, Surrey
Clandon Fire and the Museum
On April 29th 2015 Clandon Park, including the Surrey Infantry Museum, was destroyed by fire... A third of the medal collection and all the medal ribbons, plus other irreplaceable artefacts such as the football famously kicked across No Man’s Land at the Battle of the Somme, were lost in the fire.
The salvage operation has taken two years. Restoration specialists Farcroft, was appointed by the museum’s insurers, Ecclesiastical. Approximatelyl 1,400 medals that remained in the debris have since been painstakingly recovered
Follow the progress of the Salvage Operation of artefacts at the former Surrey Infantry Museum, Clandon House. Salvaging and restoring a piece of history »
Read the Daily Telegraph Article - November 2018 »
'Regimental colours from World War One will 'replace those lost' in Clandon Park fire...' November 2015 »
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
The Museum’s administrative functions continue to operate from an office in the Surrey History Centre (correspondence should be marked ‘Surrey Infantry Museum’ and sent to the address above). The Museum office can be contacted directly by personal visit, telephone or email.
Tel: +44 (0)1483 770761
Office open for enquiries Tuesday to Friday 10.00 – 16.00 (Saturdays by appointment). (Please check Surrey History Centre website for possible temporary closures)
Registered Charity No 275470
Museum & Galleries Commission No 428
A Charitable Trust Dependent on Voluntary Donations
The Surrey Infantry 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
The Museum, in anticipation of re-establishing its presence within the County of Surrey, is now accepting artefacts to rebuild its collection. If you possess material relating to the Queens Royal Surrey Regiment (or its forebears) and would like to donate it to the Museum, please contact the curator at the address above.