Today (January 26), the museum opened in its new home in Pageant House in Jury Street.
The Fusilier Museum, which was formerly based at St John’s House, has been closed for more than two years following the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
An opening ceremony was held at the museum in December 2022, which was attended by Henry Viscount Montgomery, the third Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, who is the grandson of Field Marshal The Viscount Montgomery of Alamein.
Montgomery who was affectionately known as ‘Monty,’ who started his military career in The Royal Warwickshire Regiment is considered to be one of the Royal Warwickshire’ and Royal Regiment of Fusiliers most famous sons.
He is known as being the most successful British General in the second world war and one of the most famous British soldiers.
The Fusilier Museum was formerly based at St John’s House and has been closed for more than two years following the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
One of the new experiences at the museum is a replica First World War trench, where visitors are able to experience the sights and smells of what it was like to be in the trenches.
It also includes original artefacts from the 18th century through to both World Wars and most recent campaigns as well as new engaging interactives, and audio visuals.
The museum will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday each week from 10am to 4pm until half term week, where there will be a programme of special events to celebrate the re-opening.