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PWRR & Queen's Regiment Museum

The Museum can be found within the Keep walls of Dover Castle

The Friends of The PWRR and QUEENS Museum

The Friends of The PWRR and QUEENS Museum in Dover relaunched on the 1st May 2018. This is to encourage support and for former members of the Regiment to keep in touch with how the museum evolve. We are just entering an exciting period in the museum's history with an application in to the Heritage Lottery Fund, closer relationship with English Heritage and the much talked about refurbishment known as Operation Revitalise being rebranded and named “Tangier to Afghanistan and Beyond”. Thirty per cent of the Museum will be dedicated to The Queen's Regiment, a significant improvement on the current layout and will cover Northern Ireland, service during the Cold War and Operations Out of Area.

To join The Friends there is an annual charge of £18 payable by standing order, for individual membership. This is less than the cost of entry to the Castle for one visit. There is also family membership of £25 and a concession rate available for those over 60 and for students at £15. All membership fees are payable on the 1st of May annually and all money goes directly towards the running costs of the museum and not absorbed in staff or utility costs.

If you pay income tax then we can also claim Gift Aid from HMRC thus gaining an extra 25%, Membership comes with the following benefits;

  1. Four newsletters per year.
  2. Regular updates on events and museum projects.
  3. Two events per year of which one may be in conjunction with another museum.
  4. Previews of specialist exhibitions before opening to the public.
  5. Free entry to Dover Castle including the wartime tunnels etc. This is normally £19.40 for an individual entry. (Unfortunately free entry was withdrawn for Association members for individual visits from September 2017 although concessionary rates apply now for Association members on production of their Association Membership Card. If you wish to visit the museum free, entry can be organised in advance but this must be done via the curator Henry Thomas MBE, (henry.thomas112@mod.gov.uk or on 01227 817945) preferably with four week's notice so that staffing can be arranged.)
  6. Reciprocal agreement with the Friends of Surrey Museum.
  7. Free PWRR Regimental journal annually (Worth £10) which will be posted out with annual membership cards, which will keep you in touch with how the PWRR are keeping our traditions and values alive. You will of course continue to receive The Queen's Regimental Association Journal free of charge.

I think you will agree that you will be getting value for money as well as supporting our museum, ensuring that part of our unique history is recorded and maintained.

If you don’t live within a reasonable travelling distance please don’t be put off. We will keep you up to date with information via the Facebook page and by email so you won’t miss out!

Please return below Standing Order and application form, and you will receive your membership card within a few weeks. PWRR Journals are normally available for posting out in April each year. You will need the card to gain entry to the Museum and Castle producing this at the ticket office to receive an 'all areas' wristband.

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dover castleThis is a registered museum containing a chronological history of those regiments which have been amalgamated to form the present one. It contains objects, memorabilia, audio visual displays and recreations of scenes.

There are many items in The Queen's Regiment collection that can't currently be publicly displayed in the Museum due to limited space. This is due to be expanded in the near future.

These items are stored in a private area, in the care of the Curator.

Photo courtesy of Heritage Interactive


"Friends Wanted"

The Queen's Regiment Museum in Dover Castle is always on the look-out for volunteers to become "Friends of the Museum". Friends assist the Chairman and Curator with running two or three fund raising events each year and provide assistance to the full time Assistant Curator.

It is not a great commitment and the more "Friends" there are the better.

If you are in the Kent area and would like to get involved, please email Henry Thomas henry.thomas112@mod.uk or phone 01227 817970



Address: 5 Keep Yard
Dover Castle, Dover. CT16 1HU
Tel: 01304 240121
Fax: 01304 240121

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Opening Hours:

Apr-Sept 10am-6pm,
Oct 10am-5pm 
The Museum is closed during the winter Mon-Fri

(Closed: 24-26 Dec and 1 January)