The Royal Lancers and Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Museum

Princess Alexandra opens museum

The Queen's Royal Lancers & Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Museum was opened by HRH Princess Alexandra on Tuesday 26th July 2011. The museum displays the historic collections of The Queen's Royal Lancers, the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry and the South Nottinghamshire Hussars.

Historic collections brought together

The Queen's Royal Lancers and The Nottinghamshire Yeomanry, which is made up of The Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry and The South Nottinghamshire Hussars, have amalgamated their collections to create a combined museum within Thoresby Courtyard, in partnership with The Stonebridge Trust.

Princess Alexandra has special links with this unique museum as she is Deputy Colonel in Chief of The Queen's Royal Lancers. Her Majesty The Queen is Colonel in Chief of the regiment.

Visitors flock to see our fascinating story

Receiving more than 1,000 visitors a week following the opening ceremony, the museum tells the human, social and military history of the regiments and the ongoing story of the British Army today. A unique collection of arms, uniforms, medals, silver and paintings illustrate the role that the local Regiments have played in the great battles of the last three centuries and, indeed continue to play in international conflicts of the present day.

The museum also provides a fascinating insight into how the Yeomanry was raised in Nottinghamshire with the help of the great families of the county, including the Pierreponts, to help maintain law and order at a time when England was governed by the landed gentry. The Pierreponts lived at Thoresby Hall, so it is most fitting that the new museum should find its home within the Thoresby Estate.

Visit us at Thoresby soon

Our new museum offering a fascinating 'ride' through the history of the British cavalry, and is complimented by the Courtyard retail outlets and cafe. Thoresby offers a thrilling day out for all. We hope to see you soon.

Museum opening picture gallery

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