Journey to the Raj: A Soldier’s Life in India 1820 – 1947
The exhibition tells the story of the County’s infantry Regiment, the Border Regiment and its predecessors, the 34th (Cumberland) and 55th (Westmorland) Regiments of Foot on the Indian Sub-continent and their role protecting the trade from India with a strong military presence to protect British rule.
The bureaucratic colonial rule on Indian people became crucial to the wealth of the British Empire and the Regiment spent long periods 5000 miles away from home in India.
The exhibition focuses on the experience of the soldiers and their families using the Museum’s extensive documents, photographs and archives. Due to the vast areas that the different Regiments served no two experiences were the same.
The Exhibition is open in normal Museum opening hours from 8th July to 29th October 2017 and is included in standard Museum admission. The Exhibition will be closed on 16th & 17th September 2017. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Join us at the Museum four our special Sunday curry lunches with Chef John Crouch
Sunday 9th July
Sunday 10th September
Ticket price £14 including three course Indian lunch, demonstration from the chef and entrance to the exhibition
Booking in advance is essential, the deadline for purchasing tickets is Thursday 6th July and 7th September respectivly. To book tickets use the links below, or call the Museum on 01228 532774
Family Friendly Summer Workshops
Fun for all the family at our Indian inspired summer workshops. Every Wednesday during the school holidays, 11:00am – 3:00pm
10th August Meet the Viceroy and Vicereine Drop-in between 11 & 3pm to witness their discussions about the independence of India in 1947
23rd August – Make your own celebration garland
24th August – Meet the Viceroy and Vicereine Drop-in between 11 & 3pm to witness their discussions
30th August – Block print an Indian inspired coaster
Festival of India – Monday 14th – Friday 18th August
On each day the activities will be at 12:00pm, 1:30pm & 2:30pm
Monday 14th (Pakistan Independence Day) – Puppet Show, with Black Cat Theatre Leeds
Tuesday 15th (Indian Independence Day) – Storytelling with Priya
Wednesday 16th – Traditional Dance Performances
Thursday 17th – Folk Dance Performance
Friday 18th – A Taste of Bollywood, a short performance before trying out some moves!