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The Queen's Royal Lancers & Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Museum
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Established 2011
Type Military Museum

The Queen's Royal Lancers & Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Museum traces the history of three old and famous cavalry regiments, the Queen's Royal Lancers, the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry and the South Nottinghamshire Hussars. It is located at Thoresby Hall in Nottinghamshire.

History

The collection has its origins in the Queen's Royal Lancers Regimental Museum which was established at Belvoir Castle in 1964. After the lease at Belvoir Castle expired in October 2007, the trustees of the collection sought funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to finance a move to Thoresby Hall where the Stonebridge Trust, which manages the courtyard there, offered a 25 year lease. Princess Alexandra opened The Queen's Royal Lancers and Nottinghamshire Yeomanry museum at Thoresby Hall in July 2011.

Collection

The collection focusses on the role the local regiments played in warfare over the last 300 years. A highlight of the collection is the bugle which was used at the charge of the Light Brigade during the Crimean War.

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