Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum Events

The 28th Regiment in the West Indian Campaign.

Date: 01/11/23 – 01/04/23
Time: 10:00 – 16:00
Cost: Free with paid entry

The museum has collaborated with the University of Gloucester to take a fresh look at the Gloucestershire Regiments involvement in the Seven Years War (1756-1763), often described as the first ‘world war’. As well as considering the Regiments involvement in the struggle for power and territory against France, the exhibition also considers lesser-known aspects of the conflict, such as employment of enslaved and free Black men during and after the conflict. This was inspired by the discovery that formerly enslaved Ukawsaw Gronniosaw served in the Regiment during the war.

7 years war

Jack Russell Portrait Exhibition: Battle of Imjin River veterans.

Date: Wednesday 18th October through until March.
Time: 10:00 – 16:00
Cost: Free with paid entry

The Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum has unveiled portraits dedicated to nine Korean War servicemen. As the number of Korean War veterans dwindles – not least survivors of the infamous Battle of Imjin River – it is hoped that a newly unveiled project will further assist in keeping those memories alive.

Nine Imjin River veterans – most of whom belonged to the Gloucestershire Regiment that played a heroic, if bloody, role in the April 1951 battle – have had their likenesses captured on canvas after a years-long campaign. The series of portraits, created by artist and ex-England wicketkeeper Jack Russell, are now on display for visitors to admire.

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