The Museum of the Mercian Regiment (Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Collection)

The Museum of the Mercian Regiment (Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Collection)

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  • Museums / heritage

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We are the Regimental Museum of the Mercian Regiment in Nottingham where we celebrate the heritage of the Sherwood Foresters, the Worcester Foresters and the Mercian Regiments.

Our museum display is located in Nottingham Castle where we have recently moved into an exciting new space. The Castle is also part of an ambitious redevelopment plan that will attract even more visitors.

We employ a curator and depend on volunteers for governance, research and conservation. We are moving away from trustees with a military background to embrace anyone ready and willing to volunteer their skills as a trustee or volunteer. In particular we need to recruit trustees with marketing and fund raising skills to broaden our appeal to the public and help us raise funds. We also need someone with current legal knowledge to help with governance.

Available roles should appeal to anyone with an interest in military history. In our case, we span a period from the 18th Century to the present and have a large archive and database, all in need of continuing care and development.


  • The new display opens officially on 2 July 2016 when it will be supported by volunteers on the ground to help the public.
  • Fund raising events include a presentation on the Zulu War, the WW2 Norway campaign and a great escape.
  • The museum has prepared education boxes to go out to schools.
  • The trustees meet twice a year and there is a management committee that meets more frequently.

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