King's Own Royal Regiment Museum


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Family History

The Museum receives many hundreds of enquiries relating to family history.  We are pleased to help where we can, but we do not have a record for every soldier who ever served in the Regiment.

It may be that we can assist your research only after you have contact other organisations, such as the Army Personnel Centre at Glasgow, or have consulted records held by other organisations such as the National Archives.

We will always try out best to help you.  See the 'Resources' page to see the range and scope of materials we hold in the collection.

We do not hold service records of soldiers and officers.  Records pre-1920 are held at The National Archives and post-1920 by the Army Personnel Centre in Glasgow: Official army records for soldiers who served after about 1920 are retained by the Ministry of Defence.  Access to these records is limited and details can be obtained from:
Army Personnel Centre, Disclosures 4 (Historical), Mailpoint 400, Kentigern House, 65 Brown Street, Glasgow, G2 8EX.  Telephone 0845 600 9663.  Email:

Enquiries - Getting in touch

Please contact the museum with your enquiry.  When emailing please include a full postal address.  Please provide as much information as possible about the person on whom you are searching for information.  The more information you provide the easier it will be to find details we hold.

You will probably receive a better and fuller answer if you enquiries comes to the museum in written form (email or letter) rather than a telephone enquiry.  Staff time and resources are limited and under many pressures and have many more demands than just answering enquiries. 

Address: The Curator, King's Own Royal Regiment Museum, City Museum, Market Square, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1HT.

Curator Direct Dial: 01524 555619
from overseas: 00 44 1524 555619
There is a voice mail facility for messages.

Museum Telephone: 01524 64637

If visiting the museum in person an appointment will be required to ensure that the curator is available.  The museum is open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm, except for the period between Christmas and New Year.  A telephone message or email stating that time that you are visiting the museum is not an appointment.  An appointment must be agreed, in advance, with the Curator.

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