The exhibition incorporates a model of the barracks, old photographs and plans which tell the story. It includes information about 'The Keep' which today houses the museum and was originally built in 1859 to provide stores and a parade ground for the Royal Cornwall Rangers Militia Regiment. This was later extended into Victoria Barracks in 1881 with the addition of many other buildings, including separate soldiers’ quarters for the newly formed Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry (DCLI). The exhibition also shows how the site expanded further into Walker Lines Camp which was constructed in 1940/41 to house troops preparing for the invasion of the European mainland. We’re keen to gather more information about the barracks and would love to hear from people who have any memories of the working and social life of the barracks in its heyday. The exhibition opens on Saturday the 18th March 2017.
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There is no additional fee for this exhibition, usual Museum entry charges apply.
Adult: £6, Ages 6-18: £2, Children 5 and under are free. For concessionary rates please see the museum's website, or get in touch.
Dogs are welcome free of charge as usual.