The Museum represents the history of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, stretching from its formation in 1702 as the 33rd Foot, to becoming part of the Yorkshire Regiment in 2006. The Museum tells the stories of the soldiers who served using their own words.

The first Duke of Wellington was the Colonel of the 33rd from 1806-1812. After his death the Regiment was renamed in his honour. It’s the only Regiment to be named after a person not of the Royal Blood. The Museum includes displays relating both to the Duke and the long and distinguished history of the Regiment.

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

The Museum is within Bankfield Museum, Halifax. This reflects the long association of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment with the town.

Parts of the Museum are being renovated and may be closed on occasion. Please call before your visit to check that it will be open. 


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

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The Museum is on the Ground Floor of Bankfield Museum which is fully accessible. See Bankfield Museum - Accessibility for more information.

Opening Hours

The museum is inside Bankfield Museum. Please see: Bankfield Museum opening hours.


The car park is located close to the entrance of the main Museum site and behind the Museum is additional parking with a disabled access ramp and a bell to ring for 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.


Entry is free.