Discover the Royal Lancers

05/03/2022, 10.30am - 1pm
FREE – Give What You Think

Derby Museum and Art Gallery

The Strand



In the heart of the city, Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery is home to a fascinating and diverse range of nationally (and internationally) important collections.…

Did you know that the Royal Lancers Museum is based in Derby Museum and Art Gallery? Join our curator and volunteers in the Soldiers’ Story Gallery to discover more about the Lancers and their connections with the region. Handle objects from the collections, try on uniforms and kit, and hear inspiring Lancers’ stories with special talks throughout the day: 


11am – Private Samuel Higginson, 9th Lancers, served in India during the 1840s to 1860s.

11.45am – Troop Sergeant Major John Lakin 16th Light Dragoons, served at Waterloo in 1815

12.30pm – Farrier Sergeant Charles Morgan, 17th Lancers, charged with the Light Brigade at Balaclava in 1854. 


Find out more about the Royal Lancers Museum here:

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