About us

Three hundred years of service and sacrifice, daring and adventure! Here at the museum, we tell the absorbing story of this famous regiment through the eyes of the soldiers who served.

From its early nomadic life in a regimental depot, to finding its final home in the old Trinity Church fifty years ago, The Green Howards Museum can be found in the heart of Richmond’s cobbled Market Place.

Thanks to National Heritage Lottery grants and the generosity of charitable trusts and private donors, the 2014 and 2019 redevelopments have created a vibrant space over three floors, allowing us to showcase our remarkably extensive collection in permanent displays and special exhibitions.

Over the years, through diligent collecting, generous donations and careful conservation, our collection has grown to over 35,000 artefacts. We conscientiously select the ones we think will provide the most information, illumination, and inspiration so that your visitor experience with us is engaging and educational.

Key artefacts you might find of particular historical interest include:

Of special importance is our Harrison Medal Room. This dazzling display exhibits over 4,500 medals awarded to Green Howards in all the major conflicts of the past two centuries. It includes 14 Victoria Crosses and 3 George Crosses. It is both glorious and poignantly thought-provoking.

With interactive displays, child-friendly hands-on educational tools, easy access, and a dog-friendly welcome, we hope you’ll find your visit both interesting and enjoyable.

Here’s how to come in and see us: visit the museum

You can also engage with us online through our extensive website:

Take a look at our online exhibitions, peep inside our uniform gallery, or explore our personal archive pages – all created to help you get closer to our fascinating collection of Green Howards artefacts.

There’s also the opportunity to engage with us on other levels. Whether it’s hands-on as a volunteer, making a donation, or coming along to one of our talks or special events, we’d love to see you here at the museum.

As a regimental museum with very close links to the town, we’re also proud of the work we do to bring our heritage to our local community.

Community Projects

This year, we’re working with Richmond Town Council to give greater engagement access to its silver collection, currently on display in the museum.

Previously, we’ve worked with our local community on several other projects that have enabled engagement with the Green Howards heritage:

In 2023, we marked 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.

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 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.