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The RLC Museum is excited to welcome you to explore our collections in 2024. The Museum tells the story of how the army has been moved, supplied and sustained for over 300 years. With interactive activities, a cinema, a stunning display of medals and free entry, there has never been a better time to visit. Scroll down for more information on our plans for 2024, and stay up to date with new exhibitions, talks, tours and family-activities by following us on social media.

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Horses and Wagons – a FREE WW1 Living History event – returns to the Museum in 2024

Horses & Wagons  –  The Unsung Heroes of WW1

A World War One Living History Display of Horse Transport and Supply

9th – 11th August 2024

The Royal Logistic Corps Museum, Worthy Down, SO21 2RG

The Royal Logistic Corps Horse-Drawn Heritage Team will be back at the Museum from 9th – 11th August 2024 for their free to enter WW1 living history event.

This free event featuring real horses is suitable for all the family.  Join us and find out about the crucial role horses played in the First World War.

You can expect to see:

Team members in authentic WW1 uniform explaining the life and work of a horse from 1914 onwards. 

Genuine horse-drawn vehicles from the Heritage Team’s collection, including a General Service Wagon, a Horse Ambulance, a Water Cart and a Mess Cart. 

A working WW1 forge operated by re-enactor Jarvis Browning demonstrating the work of a First World War Farrier

Scheduled displays and talks with one of our war horses and riders, to explore the work and life of the horse and soldier in WW1. 

The 3-day event will also have staffed displays of veterinary equipment and skills; field kitchen equipment on display; WW1 weapons and a Vickers Machine Gun.

Join us and find out how the trenches were resupplied using pack horses; how injured horses were transported back to safety in the horse ambulance; what the role of the wheelwright was; and what life was like for a soldier in 1914-1918 in a display housed in a bell tent.

If that wasn’t enough, we will be selling sausage and bacon rolls cooked on a WW1 soyer stove AND the Museum will be open. The event and the Museum are entirely free to enter but donations by cash and card are welcomed.  

Find the D-Day Ducks in the RLC Museum this half-term

To commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day and celebrate the imminent opening of our new DUKW House, we are launching our D-Day Ducks trail this half-term 🦆.

Follow the trail and find the ducks hiding in the Royal Logistic Corps Museum, to learn more about D-Day and the role of amphibious vehicles known as DUKWs.

The Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday from 9.30-4pm and entrance is FREE. The Duck trail launches on Saturday May 25th.

The Archives of the RLC Museum – relaunched online

The Royal Logistic Corps Museum in Worthy Down, Winchester, is launching an updated digital archive website to make the history of the Corps accessible online and to replace the older, previous website.

The RLC Museum Online Archive allows professional and public researchers to purchase and view records including regimental journals, enlistment books, vehicle records and photographs.

The Royal Logistic Corps was founded in 1993 and builds on a long tradition of military logistics, dating back to 1794. The online archive encompasses records from the Royal Logistic Corps and its predecessors, the Royal Army Service Corps, the Royal Corps of Transport, the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, the Royal Pioneer Corps, the Army Catering Corps, the Postal and Courier Service of the Royal Engineers.

The new archive website has been created by Townsweb Archiving and is available to search online here.

Maternity in the Military – due 2024

Later this year, a new exhibition exploring the changing face of maternity in the military launches at the The RLC Museum and we need your help. The Museum is seeking stories and objects from members of the Corps to bring to life the exhibition.

Prior to 1990 pregnant servicewomen wishing to have their child had to leave the forces, and many women made difficult choices between career and children. Following the introduction of maternity leave for servicewomen, the army has developed its maternity, shared parental and adoption leave polices, and redesigned its maternity wear several times.

The new exhibition, opening later this year, will tell the stories of the servicewomen who had to choose between parenthood and their profession, the development of army maternity packages and the experiences of army parents to the present day.

The Museum wants to hear from you! Can you share your experience as a servicewoman making decisions involving family and work? Your experience as a pregnant servicewoman? Your experience as a new mother from a military background? Or your experience as a military parent (of any gender) and early parenthood?

Loans or donation of objects for the exhibition, including (but not limited to) maternity uniform, documents, photographs and letters are also gratefully received, and any cap badge is welcome.

If you have anything that may be of interest please email us at information@rlcmuseum.com or complete our online form before June 9th.

Visit the Temporary Tour T-Shirt Exhibition

RLC T-Shirt Temporary Exhibition

The RLC turned 30 years old in 2023. Throughout its 30 years, it has constantly had soldiers deployed on operational tours or on exercises overseas. The museum intends to capture this story and these many deployments using “tour t-shirts”. Today, no operational tour or exercise would be considered complete, without the design and distribution of a tour t-shirt. Squadrons or Regiments normally hold competitions to seek the best design, with the command team making the final choice. These t-shirts capture the time, location, unit name, activity and spirit of the soldiers deployed and are a unique record of the corps history.

The RLC Museum has over 90 T-Shirts on display in its new temporary exhibition.

Heritage Open Days are back in 2024!

The RLC Museum will be taking part in Heritage Open Days for the fourth year running, putting on a variety of free events and activities for the public. Follow us on social media to be the first to find out about talks, tours and behind the scenes visits, as well as how to sign up for them.

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