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Museum Office Telephone: 01623 824222
Steve Cox (Curator):
Robert Osborn (Assistant Curator):

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Museum Opening Times

1 March – 30 November Wednesday to Sunday plus Bank Holidays 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (last entry 4:00 p.m.)

Closed Monday and Tuesday except Bank Holidays or by appointment.

Closed 1 December – 28 February except by appointment.

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Directions to Thoresby Courtyard

Thoresby Courtyard is approximately 22 miles North of Nottingham City centre. Follow the signs from the A614, A1, A616 and A6075.

From Nottingham: A614 – at Ollerton roundabout take turning to A1 – in 2 miles turn left at Thoresby roundabout – drive along the County Road for 1 mile and turn left for the Courtyard (just before Thoresby Hall Hotel entrance).

From A1: Take turning for Mansfield, Nottingham, A614 – pass Clumber Park on the right and Clumber Park Hotel on the left – at Thoresby roundabout turn right onto the County Road – follow the road for 1 mile and turn left for the Couryard (just before Thoresby Hall Hotel entrance).

The museum is wheelchair accessible. Please get in touch if you require additional support ahead of your visit.

Make an Enquiry Using Our Form

The RLNY Museum will try to answer enquiries concerning the history of our regiments and the men who served in them. To get the best value from our research, you should include as much information as possible in your enquiry. Be precise about regimental titles and numbers, and provide the full names of people and places. Please note that Historical Enquiries are subject to a fee of GBP15.00. See below on this page for further details and use the Donate Now button at the bottom of the page to take you to our Paypal page.

We can tailor school visits to support the national curriculum, if you let us know your exact requirements in advance. We also have facilities for group or individual research. Since the museum opened in 2011 we have welcomed over 50,000 school children and group members on organised visits.

Members of the public can access the Regimental Archives to conduct their own research, by prior arrangement with the curator. The archives are located at Lancer House inside Prince William of Gloucester Barracks, Grantham. Send details of your area of research and when you would like to visit, and we will let you know whether the Archives include relevant material. A small charge is payable at the time of your visit.

As a Friend of The Royal Lancers and Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Museum, you are invited to special events like our evening with Bill Harriman, receive a half yearly newsletter and guided tours of the museum, plus a 10% discount on purchases from the museum shop. The annual subscription fee is at your discretion, but we kindly request £15 for individual members and £25 for joint members. A lifetime membership is available for a single payment of £500.

Are you interested in military and social history, or have an interest in the cavalry regiments that we represent? If you would like to join our friendly volunteer team, please contact us for more information. There is no minimum level of attendance or prior experience necessary, as full training will be provided.

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As with all archives, our records are incomplete and we have both strengths and weaknesses. Whilst we do not hold full army service records, we do hold the war diaries for each antecedent regiment of The Royal Lancers during the Great War and World War II plus other documents which often contain information on individuals. We have access to the Sherwood Rangers and The South Notts Hussars archives which have similar records. Personal memoirs, diaries and letters exist from most periods, and we are of course strong on regimental history and uniforms. So we can help in genealogical research, but there are sometimes limitations. If after searching our archives we find we cannot help, we will suggest alternative sources.

To get the best value from our research, enquirers should add as much information as possible and be precise about regimental titles and numbers, and provide the full names of persons and places.

Fees for research are levied on a not-for-profit basis and used to fund the conservation and maintenance of the museum and its archives. The charge for an initial enquiry is GBP15.00, payable in advance. Please use the Pay Pal ‘Donate Now’ button below. You do not need a PayPal account and your payment is totally secure.

Alternatively you can write to us, enclosing a cheque made payable to RLNY Museum, at this address: RLNY Museum, Thoresby Courtyard, Thoresby Park, Nr Perlethorpe, Nottinghamshire NG22 9EP .

This fee is based on one hour of research for relevant information and the preparation of a helpful and informative response. If there is more information potentially available and more time is needed, you will be told in advance. This may result in a quotation for additional work.

Important Note – please make your £15 payment using the PayPal ‘Donate Now’ button below before sending the message form. Fees are levied on a not-for-profit basis and used to fund the museum. No research can be undertaken until payment is received.


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