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Gibraltar Barracks
Bury St Edmunds
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Gibraltar Barracks
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Location within Suffolk
Coordinates 52°14′53″N 00°41′54″E / 52.24806°N 0.69833°E / 52.24806; 0.69833
Type Barracks
Site information
Owner Ministry of Defence
Operator  United Kingdom Army
Site history
Built 1878
Built for War Office
Architect Major HC Seddon RE
In use 1878-Present
Garrison information
Occupants Royal Anglian Regiment

Gibraltar Barracks is a military installation located on Out Risbygate, Bury St Edmunds.


The barracks were opened in 1878. Their creation took place as part of the Cardwell Reforms which encouraged the localisation of British military forces. The barracks became the depot for the two battalions of the 12th (East Suffolk) Regiment of Foot. Following the Childers Reforms, the regiment evolved to become the Suffolk Regiment with its depot in the barracks in 1881. The barracks went on to become the regional centre for infantry training as the East Anglian Brigade Depot in 1960 and remained the regimental headquarters of the Royal Anglian Regiment, until it moved to Blenheim Camp in the 2010s.

Suffolk Regiment Museum

The Suffolk Regiment Museum was established in the officers' mess in 1935 before moving to the keep in the late 1960s. It includes uniforms, weapons, regimental trophies, badges, insignia, musical items and other memorabilia.

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