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Address: The Keep, Gibraltar Barracks | Newmarket Road, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3RN, England
Phone Number:
+44 1284 752394
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Wed 09:30 - 15:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Suffolk Regiment Museum tells the story of the regiment from its...

The Suffolk Regiment Museum tells the story of the regiment from its foundation in 1685 to amalgamation with the Royal Norfolk Regiment in 1959. The history covers the regular, militia, volunteer and war-time battalions as well as the experience of individual soldiers and is told through medals, uniforms, photographs, weapons, equipment and personal memorabilia.

The museum is open every Wednesday from 9:30am to 3:30pm, and the first Sunday of every month from 9:30am - 3:30pm.

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Lets look at the Suffolk Regiment !

Visited the museum on a weekend to have a nosey about the place. Strong sense of pride from the volunteers all smartly dressed up, medals an all..Good displays throughout the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Bury St EDmunds
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited the museum on a weekend to have a nosey about the place. Strong sense of pride from the volunteers all smartly dressed up, medals an all..Good displays throughout the decades of uniforms, weapons and honours, large selection of medals won and awarded. A good place to get a feel of the people who have served the county and are... More 

Thank Putt4
Sudbury Suffolk
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an excellent Museum this is and a credit to the volunteers who run it. I visited to find out more about my late farther and grand farther army service. I would like to thank Gwyn Thomas for his time and the information he gave me to carry my search further. My wife and myself really enjoyed looking at the... More 

Thank Paul B
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

What a brilliant museum. Full of interesting artefacts, not just from the Suffolk Regiment. The volunteers who staff the museum (we went on the first Sunday in March 2017) were friendly and very knowledgeable. Please visit and keep this excellent museum going.

Thank jonathanashby7
Suffolk_Regt_Museum, Museum Assistant at Suffolk Regiment Museum, responded to this review

Hi Jonathan, Thank you so much for reviewing our museum. It brings us great pleasure to see such positive comments! We do hope you visit the museum again in the future. Best Wishes Lyndsay More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

What a little hidden gem, we had known that this museum existed and at long last we got to visit....and it was worth waiting for. This museum and the staff ( all volunteers with amazing knowledge ) bring all the exhibits to life. I had a ancestor who was in the Suffolks in WW1, I did know that his medals... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

Visited on a heritage day, what a surprise to find so much information and artifacts on display. The museum details the regiment from its inception to the current day. The prize exhibit is the VC on display together with how it was won. This place is well worth a visit, parking was easy my only comment is that you have... More 

Thank Steve A
Suffolk_Regt_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Suffolk Regiment Museum, responded to this review

Hello Steve, Thank you very much for your review! We hope you're able to come back for another visit soon. Best Wishes, Lyndsay More 

Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

Called in here by chance as i noticed it was open when I was passing by. This place is a treasure trove of historical articles covering a very important 'local' contribution to the defence of the country. A must visit - lest we forget.

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Suffolk_Regt_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Suffolk Regiment Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review - it is very much appreciated. It is lovely to hear from people that have enjoyed their visit! Best Wishes, Lyndsay More 

Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 10 May 2016

Very impressed with the level and range of artifacts. Clearly well cared for, great presentation covering a wide range of military campaigns. My grandfather served in the Suffolks in WWI so it was especially pleasing to see.

Thank Alan E
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

This is well worth a visit, we were researching a family member in World War 1 and thought he was in the Suffolk regiment. The Gentleman provided very useful information as to where to look. The guides are all volunteers but heir enthusiasm brings things to life. Not musty and good for children

Thank 200abas
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Reviewed 2 March 2016

This is a must see in Bury. Very interesting, very thought provoking and very poignant. Many of my family members were in the Regiment and the museum brings them to mind and draws them closer. Moving, to say the least.

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 November 2015

The Suffolk Regiment Museum was the main reason for our visit to the Bury St. Edmunds area, as ancestors served in the Suffolk Regiment. What a treasure trove of historical artifacts for future generations to have as a reference of the past. The museum curator and volunteers were very informative, some even sharing their military knowledge and stories. We were... More 

Thank Dawn H

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