Somerset Military Museum


The Somerset Military Museum tells the story of the regiments of Somerset in war and peacetime. The gallery complements the story of Somerset, which is told in the main museum.

The Somerset Military Museum features the history of the following regiments:

· Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert’s)
· Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry
· West Somerset Yeomanry
· North Somerset Yeomanry
· Somerset Militia, Rifle Volunteers and Territorials
· The Light Infantry and its successor regiment, The Rifles

The gallery introduces visitors to the wider background of the formation and development of Somerset’s regiments, and explores why soldiers fight for their country.

The regimental archives of the Somerset Light Infantry, as well as some North and West Somerset Yeomanry records, are held at the SomersetHeritage Centre.

Correspondence for the curator of the Somerset Military Museum should be sent to:

Somerset Heritage Centre, Brunel Way, Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton, TA2 6SF

Tel: 01823 278805

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