The Fusilier Museum London

The Fusilier Museum London Telling the story of a British army Regiment, from our historic home at the Tower of London. Museum
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Our wonderful volunteer Tabitha has written a blog post for us on her experiences volunteering for the museum. Check it ...
01/09/2020

Our wonderful volunteer Tabitha has written a blog post for us on her experiences volunteering for the museum. Check it out here!:
http://ow.ly/XyXt50B5yCe

The Fusilier Museum is still closed :( However, you can now visit us from home! Our Virtual Tour of the Museum is now av...
29/08/2020

The Fusilier Museum is still closed :(
However, you can now visit us from home!
Our Virtual Tour of the Museum is now available on our website!
http://ow.ly/SJXD50BcuvK

This week we say #goodbye to Anna, our Collections Access Officer. Here for your enjoyment is Anna's final mini project ...
27/08/2020

This week we say #goodbye to Anna, our Collections Access Officer. Here for your enjoyment is Anna's final mini project for the museum, an interactive timeline of Fusilier history through the prism of our brilliant collection.
http://ow.ly/7ZHq50B5zcl

Crime & Punishment in the Army was shocking back in the day. Take this painful looking contraption for example, known af...
25/08/2020

Crime & Punishment in the Army was shocking back in the day. Take this painful looking contraption for example, known affectionately as 'the Defaulter's Boot'! Fusilier Reginauld was forced to wear it during the Crimean War, find out why here: http://ow.ly/PMb050B0Ewq

#DidYouKnow that the Fusiliers have ties to the creative Du Maurier family? Check out our story on Guy du Maurier, the n...
19/08/2020

#DidYouKnow that the Fusiliers have ties to the creative Du Maurier family? Check out our story on Guy du Maurier, the newest addition to our 'Famous Fusiliers' online exhibition! http://ow.ly/qrpT50B0Elu

Huge thanks to Regimental historian David Martin, who has written a blog post to coincide with the museum's oral history...
25/06/2020

Huge thanks to Regimental historian David Martin, who has written a blog post to coincide with the museum's oral history exhibition on the #KoreanWar. Check it out here: http://ow.ly/rliK50AhjRY
#KoreanWar70Years #OralHistory

Today we remember those #Fusiliers and all who lost their lives in the #KoreanWar. This memorial sits attached to the wa...
25/06/2020

Today we remember those #Fusiliers and all who lost their lives in the #KoreanWar. This memorial sits attached to the wall of Royal Fusiliers Memorial Garden at St. Sepulchre without Newgate Church, London.

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the #KoreanWar, we have taken snippets of interviews with veterans from our 2012 ...
25/06/2020

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the #KoreanWar, we have taken snippets of interviews with veterans from our 2012 'Speak To Me' project and made them into an online exhibition for you to enjoy! http://ow.ly/ZgcE50Ahjy3
#KoreanWar70Years #OralHistories #Veterans

Our #ObjectOfTheMonth is this Royal Warrant , signed by James II & dated 27th March 1686. It states the amount of money ...
17/06/2020

Our #ObjectOfTheMonth is this Royal Warrant , signed by James II & dated 27th March 1686. It states the amount of money to be paid to Lord Dartmouth for mustering of the 'Royal Fuzileers' in June the previous year. http://ow.ly/WPwm50A8P1j
#MuseumsFromhome

The final part in our series of blog posts on artist and Fusilier Albert Clayton is now up on our blog. In this extract ...
10/06/2020

The final part in our series of blog posts on artist and Fusilier Albert Clayton is now up on our blog. In this extract from his memoirs, 'Long Before Daybreak', Clayton lies wounded & alone in no man’s land, where he remained for 3 days.
http://ow.ly/N8W350A1wKP
#MuseumsFromHome

From a Pirate Radio 'Prince' to a pair of notorious East End Gangsters, discover Fusiliers who found fame, or infamy, in...
08/06/2020

From a Pirate Radio 'Prince' to a pair of notorious East End Gangsters, discover Fusiliers who found fame, or infamy, in our new Online Exhibition 'Famous Fusiliers'. Check it out and let us know who we've missed off our list! http://ow.ly/IHB750zSmvp

06/06/2020

We hope #VolunteersWeek has inspired you to seek out ways to support arts & culture during #lockdown. Fancy a fun project to get involved with? We're looking for help to transcribe our digitised documents! More info here: https://www.fusiliermuseumlondon.org/art24668
#NeverMoreNeeded #HeritageFromHome

On Day 5 #VolunteersWeek we say #ThankYou to our wonderful volunteers, past and present, for their contributions and ded...
05/06/2020

On Day 5 #VolunteersWeek we say #ThankYou to our wonderful volunteers, past and present, for their contributions and dedication to the Fusilier Museum. Volunteers are the life blood of the museum and without their support, from research to conservation, much of what we do would not be possible!

#VolunteersWeek day 4, we thank our lovely data cleaning volunteer Graham, for helping to make our catalogue even better...
04/06/2020

#VolunteersWeek day 4, we thank our lovely data cleaning volunteer Graham, for helping to make our catalogue even better during #lockdown. Graham's support means that more of our collection can be accessed online for all to enjoy!
http://ow.ly/3EAc50zTuQq
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Part Five of Albert Clayton's memoir 'Long Before Daybreak' is now up on our blog! In this extract, Albert talks about h...
03/06/2020

Part Five of Albert Clayton's memoir 'Long Before Daybreak' is now up on our blog! In this extract, Albert talks about his time getting postcard photographs taken with a friend and fellow soldier.
http://ow.ly/FAqE50zWNLl
#MuseumsFromHome #WWI

#VolunteersWeek day 3! Our research enquiry volunteers Mick, David and Paul play a major role in bringing individual Fus...
03/06/2020

#VolunteersWeek day 3! Our research enquiry volunteers Mick, David and Paul play a major role in bringing individual Fusiliers' stories to life. Fancy undertaking research of your own? Paul has kindly offered his 'Top Tips' in his blog post below:
http://ow.ly/UJuP50zTu4Z

For day two of #VolunteersWeek, we say a massive thank you to our volunteers John and Graham, who have been transcribing...
02/06/2020

For day two of #VolunteersWeek, we say a massive thank you to our volunteers John and Graham, who have been transcribing letters and other works from our collection during #lockdown. See some of their fantastic work on our online catalogue: http://ow.ly/664850zTsTR

We're starting off #VolunteersWeek by showcasing the fab research done by our volunteers David, Paul, Alex & Johnny, for...
01/06/2020
FusilierMuseumLondon | Famous Fusiliers

We're starting off #VolunteersWeek by showcasing the fab research done by our volunteers David, Paul, Alex & Johnny, for our ongoing project & online exhibition 'Famous Fusiliers'. Check it out & let us know who we've missed off our list! http://ow.ly/HYHF50zTsCZ
#MuseumsFromHome

From a Pirate Radio 'Prince' to notorious East End Gangsters.,Many famous people have served their countries when the need arose. Here are just a handful of Fusilier soldiers who either left their fame behind to fight, or rose to fame, or infamy, after service. 

01/06/2020

For #VolunteersWeek we will be highlighting the incredible support the museum has received from our amazing, hard-working volunteers during #lockdown! Stay tuned to see what they've been up to!

28/05/2020
Real Sporting Heroes Project Oral History 1.wmv

For #ThrowbackThursday we'd like to share our 'Real Sporting Heroes' #OralHistory project from May 2012!
Listen to Major Colin Bowes-Crick talk about his time playing Rugby in the Army here: http://ow.ly/cMcg50zReoY

Area Regimental Secretary of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, Colin Bowes-Crick talks about army rugby. Part of The Fusilier Museum London's community curate...

Part Four of our series on 'Long After Daybreak', the memoirs of Fusilier Albert Clayton, is now up on our blog. In this...
27/05/2020

Part Four of our series on 'Long After Daybreak', the memoirs of Fusilier Albert Clayton, is now up on our blog. In this extract, Clayton reminisces about his time before the War as a young art student.
http://ow.ly/Vr8950zRdkA
#MuseumsFromHome #History #artist

Part Three of our series on 'Long After Daybreak', the memoirs of artist and Fusilier POW Albert Clayton, is now on our ...
20/05/2020

Part Three of our series on 'Long After Daybreak', the memoirs of artist and Fusilier POW Albert Clayton, is now on our museum blog! In this extract, Clayton highlights the hazards and hardships of trench battle.
http://ow.ly/KEBY50zKnof
#MuseumsFromHome

#OTD in 1811, Lt. Col. William Myers was mortally wounded at the Battle of Albuera. He died the next day at the age of 2...
16/05/2020

#OTD in 1811, Lt. Col. William Myers was mortally wounded at the Battle of Albuera. He died the next day at the age of 27. The Duke of Wellington wrote to his mother, saying '...he promised to become one of the brightest ornaments to his profession, and an honour to his country.'

What does #DonaldDuck have to do with the Royal Fusiliers? Discover this and more in this animated video from 2011, made...
14/05/2020

What does #DonaldDuck have to do with the Royal Fusiliers?

Discover this and more in this animated video from 2011, made by children from 4 schools in Tower Hamlets. http://ow.ly/975750zE2P2

#MuseumWeek #MuseumsFromHome #ThrowbackThursday

Part Two of our series on artist and Fusilier POW Albert Clayton is now up on our blog! In this extract from his memoir ...
11/05/2020

Part Two of our series on artist and Fusilier POW Albert Clayton is now up on our blog! In this extract from his memoir 'Long After Daybreak', Clayton describes his first arrival at the Front Line trench. http://ow.ly/OtFz50zCAq7

We have many WWI ''souvenirs'' in the collection, from trench art bullets to varnished 'hardtack' biscuits. One of the m...
06/05/2020

We have many WWI ''souvenirs'' in the collection, from trench art bullets to varnished 'hardtack' biscuits. One of the more creative souvenirs are these mounted fragments from a German Zeppelin, which was brought down in Wivenhoe, Essex. http://ow.ly/Y6Uh50zxcey
#MuseumsFromHome

We are delighted to share the untold story of artist and Fusilier Albert Clayton, whose rediscovered WWI memoirs have be...
30/04/2020

We are delighted to share the untold story of artist and Fusilier Albert Clayton, whose rediscovered WWI memoirs have been published for the first time. Check out the first of our series of blog posts on these remarkable memoirs here: http://ow.ly/Ualm50zsJYq
#MuseumsFromHome

#OTD in 1917, Sgt. Sydney Gill found the time to make a sketch of St Nicolas Church in Fosseux, Northern France. Here is...
30/04/2020

#OTD in 1917, Sgt. Sydney Gill found the time to make a sketch of St Nicolas Church in Fosseux, Northern France. Here is a side by side of Sidney's sketch and the church today.
#MuseumsFromHome

#archive30 today is #SomethingSmall
23/04/2020

#archive30 today is #SomethingSmall

#archive30 today is 'Unusual Item'- we think this qualifies...
20/04/2020

#archive30 today is 'Unusual Item'- we think this qualifies...

Beautiful watercolour by Fusilier R. Donn, D Company, CQMS Staff 23rd Battalion from April 1917, entitled 'Reserve Trenc...
17/04/2020

Beautiful watercolour by Fusilier R. Donn, D Company, CQMS Staff 23rd Battalion from April 1917, entitled 'Reserve Trench'
#ArchivesFromHome #ArtFromHome
http://ow.ly/cEMe50zeOvB

10/04/2020

Whilst stationed in Italy in 1944, Maj T C Howes MC wrote of some creative experiments with army biscuits which were "3 ins sq and hard as iron". After soaking overnight they could be cooked in a number of ways but "our finest effort was on Good Friday... Hot Cross Biscuits!"

One of the museum's oldest objects is from the 1750s! These handwritten instructions insist that recruits must be 5ft 7'...
10/04/2020

One of the museum's oldest objects is from the 1750s!
These handwritten instructions insist that recruits must be 5ft 7' or taller.
Recruits could however be 5ft 6", providing they were 'Eighteen... well limb'd & likely to grow' http://ow.ly/Hcco50z6wgt
#MuseumsAtHome

#DidYouKnow that the Royal Fusiliers won the first two Victoria Crosses #VCs of WWI? One of these brave awardees was Pri...
08/04/2020

#DidYouKnow that the Royal Fusiliers won the first two Victoria Crosses #VCs of WWI? One of these brave awardees was Private Sidney Godley, whose original citation is kept safe by the museum. Visit our online catalogue for Sidney's story: http://ow.ly/R3A150z6ut3
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RRF, Tower Of London
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Opening Hours

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Wednesday 09:30 - 17:00
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I’m looking for anything to do with J432 Barnet Vigdor. 38th royal Fusilier. Served 1914- 1920. I know he is listed in the Jewry book of honours and received 2 medals. Long shot but how if possible in locating a photo. Thank you.
I'm searching for the artist Amies Milner. Can anyone help please
A large Mounted Photograph 1st Volunteer Battalion Royal Fusiliers, c1905, with very nice 1VBRF Cloth Shoulder Titles and an unusual combination of Hammers and Pincers with Cycle wheel. Given the presence of "military" bicycles and the badge combination I suspect they are the units bicycle mechanics. Superb detail on this one (scanned in at 1200 DPI), a wonderful image showing the details of the Bicycles. (With permission of Toby Brayley)
Spotted today at Eden Camp Museum
As a New Zealander who lost a great uncle from the 11th Battalion Royal Fusiliers, I remember 2nd Lt William Joseph Francis for ANZAC Day. His body was never identified. KIA defending the Crozat Canal, March 23rd 1918.
A hand-painted self-portrait from my nan to my grandfather, Fusilier Charles Albert Slater (26th Bankers'), fighting in France and Belgium 1916 to 1917. As soon as he had recovered sufficiently from his injuries they wed on St George's Day (of course!); he can be seen here, still proudly wearing his Royal Fusiliers' cap-badge.
Great War recruitment poster for the 3rd City of London Regt (Royal Fusiliers).
Guy Chapmans served as an Officer in the 13th (Service)Battalion RF during the Great War, As did my Grandad.
On the inside cover of my 1922 copy of H.C. O’Neills book of the Royal Fusiliers in the Great War.
H.C. O’Neills book published in 1922.
My Grandad , 13th Royal Fusiliers during the Great War, standing far right.