The collection

There are more than 35,000 objects in our collection.  We’d love to have them all on show, but it would be quite overwhelming, and we’d need a bigger museum!

Selected objects have been chosen to be part of our permanent exhibition, which charts  the history of The Green Howards, also known as The 19th Regiment of Foot, The Alexandra Princess of Wales’s Own Yorkshire Regiment, during the period 1688 to 2006.

Our flexible exhibition space means we can regularly change the objects on show to create an ever-evolving display.  It’s really important to us that the objects we show help tell the human story of the men who served with the regiment, and also that they are explained within the context of their time.

We have …

  • more than 200 uniforms of regular, militia, volunteer and territorial battalions including head dress and personal equipment dating from 1798
  • almost 4000 medals, including 15 Victoria Crosses and three George Crosses
  • a collection of regular, militia and volunteer badges, buckles and gorgets dating from 1750
  • an array of weaponry including revolvers, rifles, machine guns, swords, daggers, bayonets and pikes
  • artwork including oil paintings, watercolours and prints
  • regimental silver and furniture
  • historical and personal documents, photographs, military memorabilia and personal equipment.

How we gather items for our collection is explained in our Collections Policy.