Follow the story of The Royal Leicestershire Regiment reflecting on its many campaigns, individual acts of bravery and the every day life of a soldier. The gallery looks at Regimental life through the eyes of ordinary soldiers and of the people at home and explores how they were affected by war.
Discover a recreation of a First World War trench, complete with sounds and smells, highlighting the stoicism and bravery of those involved. The objects on display span the 1600s to 1960s and include ‘tools for the job’, letters home, ‘bounty’, uniforms, weapons, souvenirs, letters, campaign stories and personal recollections.
Study zones, interactive touch screens, oral histories, archive films and a fantastic collection of objects all make these galleries well worth a visit.
For more information on The Royal Leicestershire Regiment visit their website: www.royalleicestershireregiment.org.uk