The York Army Museum tells the stories of British Army soldiers from 1685 to the present day. We are home to some of the most important regimental collections in the UK.
The museum curates two collections from serving regiments, The Royal Dragoon Guards (1992 - ) and The Yorkshire Regiment (2006 - ). We hold the regimental collections for all of The Royal Dragoon Guards’ antecedents, and the collection of Prince of Wales’s Own Regiment of Yorkshire for the Yorkshire Regiment. The collections of the Yorkshire Regiment’s other antecedents, The Green Howards and the Duke of Wellington’s Own, can be seen at their regimental museums in Richmond and Halifax respectively. You can find out more our regimental collections on The Royal Dragoon Guards and Yorkshire Regiment sections of the website.
For over 300 years, soldiers from across Britain and Ireland have fought and served in these regiments – one cavalry, one infantry – on every continent of the world and in nearly all the nation’s wars. Our museum displays are truly global, but each of the regiments also has a special connection to Yorkshire and its people.
The York Army Museum brings all of this history to life through a modern, interactive new permanent exhibition, and imaginative and engaging events and activities.