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Queen's Royal Irish Hussars' Regimental Collection
The Redoubt Fortress
Royal Parade
Eastbourne

BN22 7AQ
Contact
Telephone: 01323 410 300
Fax: 01323 732 240
Email: eastbourne_museums@breathemail.net

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Overview of collections

The Queen's Royal Irish Hussars Museum's existing collection comprises uniforms, including all forms of military dress, headgear and accoutrements; weapons, including firearms, edged weapons and ordnance; medals - campaign, gallantry, orders, decorations, long service and commemorative; silver, including trophies, presentation items and mess silver; insignia, including badges, belt plates, belt clasps and buttons; equipment both personal and general; horse furniture, visual art material, including paintings, prints and drawings; printed materials, including books, magazines and journals, photographs; personal artefacts, including service papers, civilian items and items relating to the family life of Regimental members.

Overview of how collections are displayed

The museum features the story of the Queen's Royal Irish Hussars, which were formed on 24th October 1958 by the amalgamation of the 4th Queen's Own Hussars and the 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars on the 104th anniversary of the Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaklava.
Collection Descriptions
Archives (Queen's Royal Irish Hussars' Regimental Collection)
Over 600 items of printed material, including books, magazines and journals.
Arms & Armour (Queen's Royal Irish Hussars' Regimental Collection)
Over 1200 personal artefacts, including service papers, civilian items and items relating to the family life of Regim...
Costume/textiles (Queen's Royal Irish Hussars' Regimental Collection)
The Queen's Royal Irish Hussars Museum's existing collection contains over 300 items of uniform, including all forms ...
Decorative/applied Art (Queen's Royal Irish Hussars' Regimental Collection)
Silver, including trophies, presentation items and mess silver.
Fine Art (Queen's Royal Irish Hussars' Regimental Collection)
Visual art material, including paintings, prints and drawings.
Numismatics (Queen's Royal Irish Hussars' Regimental Collection)
Over 150 medals for campaign, gallantry, orders, decorations, long service and commemorative; insignia, including bad...
Photographic (Queen's Royal Irish Hussars' Regimental Collection)
Over 100 photographs.

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