Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum (Royal Warwickshire), Warwick
The museum tells the story of the county infantry regiment from 1674 to the current Fusiliers of today. Ordinary men with extraordinary stories; from soldiers who have won the Victoria Cross, to men who stood on the deck of the sinking ship, the Birkenhead, giving rise to the saying ‘women and children first’, to Hannah Snell who joined the Regiment to find her husband or Field Marshals Slim and Montgomery who both served with the Regiment in World War I.
They have a small friendly team of about 15 volunteers. They highly value the contribution made by volunteers to the organisation. Volunteers make a real difference to the running of the museum and how much they can achieve. They offer volunteers support from a member of staff, induction, in-house training and where relevant external training. They are flexible in terms of hours and offer diverse roles, from welcoming visitors to the museum, selling goods in the shop, answering family history research enquiries, telling people about the history of the Regiment or the objects on display, to helping out with special events for families. Ideal if you enjoy talking to people, are interested in history, want to learn new skills or gain experience in the heritage sector. They cover reasonable travel expenses.
They are open all year round and have about 4,000 visitors per annum. They are a small independent charity which has a small admission charge for a 12 month ticket to visit. They are located in Warwick on the first floor of a historic building.
Visit their website: www.warwickfusiliers.co.uk
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