Museum Closed, Good Friday 19 Apr and Easter Sunday 21 Apr 2019!

Happy Easter to all our patrons! The museum will be closed this Friday, 19 Apr and Sunday 21 Apr 2019. The museum will be open on Saturday, 20 Apr 2019 on regular hours, noon to 4pm.

The Future of Tradition. Careers in Heritage Fair at Wolseley Barracks
16 May 2019, 9:30am to 2:00pm

May is museums month world-wide and 18 May is celebrated every year as the International Museums Day ICOM International Museum Day - ICOM. This year's theme is "Museums as Cultural Hubs. The Future of Tradition." The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum will celebrate by inviting teachers to bring their students to explore various career options in the sector (museums, archives, heritage or military reserve). Following rotation through five hands-on workshops facilitated by museum professionals across town, the students will have an opportunity to find out more from emerging professionals and recruiters to related programs available through local post-secondary institutions. All those interested should contact the museum to book in advance (programmer@thercrmuseum.ca). For more details about the event, check our Facebook Events.

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The RCR Museum on Virtual Museums Canada Network

"Topography of Grief. Mapping the Great War Dead in London, ON (1914-1921)" is live on Virtual Museums Canada, Community Stories. This exhibition has been developed in partnership by the museum and MA Public History Program at Western University, 2017 Class.

Like many other Canadian cities, London, Ontario, suffered the impact of the trench warfare fought in Europe between 1914 and 1918. This exhibit explores collective memory and individual grief, by mapping homesteads in mourning, along with official commemorative sites throughout the city today. While unveiling some of the artefacts produced to commemorate or acknowledge the sacrifices, our research also brought forward the next-of-kin, who were subject to a more personal experience of loss.


The exhibition is available in bilingual format.

For past events, click here.

The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum, as a component of The Royal Canadian Regiment, will preserve, collect and present artifacts, archives and other militaria that are relevant for the history of the Regiment in order to assist in building pride, esprit and solidarity amongst all members of The RCR family. The Museum will also foster a deeper understanding of the Regimental experience, within the broader context of military and Canadian history, among other veterans, communities in the London area and all Canadians.

The RCR Museum will promote and enhance the pride that Canadians have in their military and its achievements through ensuring they know the story of one of our nation's great Regiments.