The objects in our museum come from many different sources, but the collection itself started through the interests and collections of a few key individuals.

Over time, through diligent collecting, and generous donation, particularly in the years following the First World War, the collection has grown.

The museum itself has always been based in Richmond; starting off with a nomadic life in and around the regimental depot in Gallowgate, before finding a permanent home in the centre of the town.

During 2014, the museum was completely redeveloped, thanks to Heritage Lottery Funding and the generosity of private individuals and charitable trusts.  In 2019, the Medal Room was redeveloped, with National Lottery Heritage Fund support allowing us to create a new gallery for our Victoria and George Cross collection.

As well as presenting the objects in our care in our permanent gallery displays, we use our flexible ground floor space to hold regular special exhibitions; allowing other objects from our archive to take centre stage.