• CLOSED
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
  • CLOSED
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

Irish Regiments On Display

Grenadier cap, Royal Regiment of Ireland, c1710

Join Justin Saddington for a tour of the Museum’s rich collection of objects and archives relating to Irish regiments and their soldiers.

A hundred years ago, the creation of the Irish Free State (now the Republic of Ireland) led to the disbandment of the six regiments of the British Army which had traditionally recruited there. This moment is of special significance to the National Army Museum, as material inherited from five of these units forms one of the Museum’s foundational collections.

To commemorate this event, curator Justin Saddington will be leading a series of tours exploring items on display in the galleries, and taking a look behind the scenes in the Museum’s archive.

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