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York and Lancaster Regimental Museum

Clifton Park Museum

Clifton Lane

Rotherham

S65 2AA

 

tel: +44 (0)1709 336633

 

website: http://cliftonpark.org.uk/cpm/homepage/27/york_and_lancaster_regimental_museum

 

email: jessica.tarver@rotherham.gov.uk; karl.noble@rotherham.gov.uk

 

 

Contact details: Jessica Tarver; Karl Noble

 

Date of visit: 29 January 2019

 

Nature and extent of collection

 

1,700 pieces. The York and Lancaster Regimental Museum covers the history of the Regiment. It also features the Regiment's forebears, the 65th and 84th Regiments of Foot. The displays include uniforms, weapons and equipment from all periods of the Regiment's history. The Regimental Museum holds an impressive array of objects, from uniforms and equipment to medals and personal items.

 

 

All numbers below are estimated

 

Modern and paper money: A small collection of coins including a coin pouch belonging to a soldier containing coins he collected and brought back to the UK after World War Two. Collection also includes a number of international banknotes brought back by soldiers as souvenirs from countries including France, Italy, Greece, Germany etc.

Medals (commemorative or military): 1,640 military medals and 54 commemorative and sporting medals

 

 

Specific strengths: Military medals

 

Library: A number of medal and military books are held by the archives section with a specific strength in the history of the regiment.

 

 

Databases

 

Database used: AdLib.

 

Proportion of collection on database: 99%

 

How much detail in database entries? This varies.

 

Are images incorporated? N/A

 

Is the database accessible to the public? Not currently.

 

Is the database publicly accessible online? Not currently.

 

 

Display

 

Are there permanent numismatic displays? Yes.

 

Is numismatic material incorporated into more general displays? Yes.

 

Is there a facility for temporary exhibitions? Yes.

 

Have there been numismatic exhibitions in the past? If so, what? N/A

 

 

Access to the collection

 

Is there a study facility? Yes, by request.

 

Is equipment (balances, magnifying glasses, etc.) provided? Yes.

 

 

Public engagement with numismatic collection

 

Is there a handling collection? No.

 

Are numismatic collections used in Education sessions? N/A

 

Do numismatic collections feature in gallery talks, lectures? N/A

 

Are there other engagement activities based around numismatic collections? N/A

 

 

ID and public enquiries

 

Does the museum offer a service for identifying objects and other public enquiries? A limited service is offered.

 

 

Curatorial knowledge

 

Is there any numismatic expertise in-house? If so, who, and in what areas? No.

 

Is there access to external expertise? If so, who and in what areas? N/A

 

If there is expertise in-house, is there a willingness/capacity to share that with other museums? N/A