Dukes badge reads: 'HINDOOSTAN VIRTUTIS FORTUNA COMES
Silver Waterloo medal with purple and blue ribbon
Dukes bugle wrapped in green rope
An illustration showing the Duke of Wellington
A pair of the Duke of wellington's boots

Representing over 300 years of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, since its raising in 1702, this museum tells the stories of the soldiers who served using their own words.

The ‘Iron Duke’, Arthur Wellesley, was the Colonel of the 33rd which became, after his death, the only Regiment to be named after a person not of the Royal Blood. Displays include items relating to the Duke himself and to the rich and varied history of the regiment, including the campaigns of 33rd and 76th foot.

The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment has a long association with the town of Halifax and its location within Bankfield Museum complements the wider history on display here.

For more information on the Regiment or if you have any enquiries about the Regimental Archives please contact the Duke of Wellington's Regimental Association.

Where to find us

Representing over 300 years of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, since its raising in 1702, this museum tells the stories of the soldiers who served using their own words.

The ‘Iron Duke’, Arthur Wellesley, was the Colonel of the 33rd which became, after his death, the only Regiment to be named after a person not of the Royal Blood. Displays include items relating to the Duke himself and to the rich and varied history of the regiment, including the campaigns of 33rd and 76th foot.

The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment has a long association with the town of Halifax and its location within Bankfield Museum complements the wider history on display here.

For more information on the Regiment or if you have any enquiries about the Regimental Archives please contact the Duke of Wellington's Regimental Association.

Address

  • The Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Museum
  • Bankfield Museum
  • Boothtown Road
  • Halifax
  • HX3 6HG

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Accessibility

The DWR Museum is on the Ground Floor of Bankfield Museum and is fully accessible. Disabled parking is to the rear of building with access via a ramp. All of the Ground Floor is wheelchair accessible (main areas and galleries of museum). Toilets, disabled toilet and baby change are all on ground floor. Handling boxes available for visually impaired visitors. Please contact us to discuss any requirements, staff will be glad to help.

Opening Hours

Variations to opening times: 

Open Bank Holiday Mondays: 10:00-16:00

Sunday
Closed
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:00
Thursday
10:00 - 16:00
Friday
10:00 - 16:00
Saturday
10:00 - 16:00

Facilities

The car park is located close to the entrance of the main Museum site and behind the Museum is further parking next with a disabled access ramp and entrance. 

Separate male, female and accessible toilets. Baby changing facilities within the disabled toilet.

A selection of snacks and hot and cold drinks are available to purchase within Bankfield Museum on the Ground Floor.

There are a selection of books and items relating to the Duke of Wellington's Regiment for sale in Bankfield Museum's shop on the Ground Floor.

Bankfield Museum has a selection or rooms available for private hire - please contact us for details.

Admission

Free