Saka Light Cavalry

Saka Light Cavalry

Sunday, 19 April 2015

The Queens Royal Lancers & Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Museum

With the kids off school for two weeks we wanted to go various places and we popped over to Thoresby for a return visit to this wonderful museum.

A new addition to the museum since our last visit is a WWI Trench section that has been installed downstairs below the main museum. The museum is free to enter and the staff are all very happy to answer questions and are very helpful. 

The exhibits are a mix of behind glass displays such as actual items from the days of the mounted charge all the way through to the modern day, multimedia screens and very tactile displays that you can pick up or even put on! The Museum opened in 2011 and for the most part still seems very fresh. 

The case of medals alone was worth the visit whilst The Charge of the Light Brigade has a major display and even though I have seen enough Zulu's to last a lifetime I did like their display as well.

Plenty of well presented model displays with some excellent model and paint work is also on display.

Education and research are cornerstones of this gem, school visits are welcome and encouraged and their research room is available with no more than a little advance notice. 

The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday March 1st to November 30th from 10.30am to 4.30pm but can open on other days by request! 

I had a good chat with Captain Mick Holtby AMA, who was extremely helpful and generous with his time. On site their is a number of boutiques and specialist shops and restaurant and the Park is free to enter and provides a nice walk so it's fine to take the family (we had a picnic) and it's about two miles from Rufford Park so you can really make a day of it.

Please nip over to Facebook and give them a like, from talking to Mick it's something he wants to see grow as it has not been set up and active for long and it would be nice to pay him back for his kindness.

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