All about us! Three hundred years of friendship and adventure, service and sacrifice. Here at the museum we tell the absorbing story of this famous regiment through the eyes of the soldiers who served.
At home in a former church in the centre of Richmond’s vast cobbled market place, The Green Howards Museum is at the heart of the town. As well as presenting the objects in our care in our permanent gallery displays, we use the museum’s flexible ground floor space to hold regular special exhibitions; allowing other objects from our extensive collection to take centre stage.
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 in 1973.
The objects in our museum come from many different sources, but the collection started through the personal interest 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. We continue to accept objects into the collection.
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. In 2021 we developed our website to include online exhibitions, to help you get closer to our collection, wherever you may be.
We want everyone to enjoy and experience what the museum has to offer. There are lots of ways to join in.
Whether it’s hands-on as a volunteer, making a donation, coming along to one of our talks or special events, or paying to visit the museum; we thank you for your support. If you can get here, take a look at our online exhibitions, take a look at our uniform gallery or explore our personal archive pages – all created to help you get closer to our collection, wherever you may be.
In late 2023/early 2024 we are working with Richmond Town Council to give greater access to its silver collection, on display in the museum.
During 2023 we are marking the 50th anniversary of the museum having its home in the centre of Richmond with a range of ‘We are Golden’ events and activities. Find out more here.
In 2018, to mark the centenary anniversary of the end of the First World War, we created a Ribbon of Remembrance.
In 2016 we created a brand new trench newspaper. Thanks to contributions by museum visitors over the summer, we were able to publish ‘The Daily Blast’.
In 2015 we worked with local people and and members of the U3A (University of the Third Age) to research the history of our museum building, and the people connected with it to create a special exhibition: Changing Places. One building, 1000 years.
In 2014 we worked with women in Catterick Garrison to create Herstory.