MUSEUM REOPENING: 8 September 2021

Exciting news: the museum is preparing to reopen for onsite visits on Wed, 8 Sept 2021 at 10am, reduced capacity (Wed, Thu & Fri 10am to 4pm) and 24 hrs pre-bookings required. Continue to monitor our website and social media for more details closer to the date.

Until then, you can email our Public Programmer to book an online guided tour or Retail Clerk for medal mounting services and/or gift shop purchases.

Historic Places Days: 3 to 31 July 2021

Historic Places Days 2021: since Jul 1st 1886, when the cornerstone of the future Wolseley Barracks was placed, many generations of Canadian soldiers trained here. Changes over time have completely altered the current layout. A panel discussion will premiere Sat 3 Jul, 2021 at 11am on the museum's YouTube channel.

Exhibit DEVELOPMENT: Request for Proposals

We are currently seeking a consultant to design, manufacture and install a custom display case(s) to showcase firearms in the permanent gallery, a section of the Cold War era. Interested parties can find details by following this link RFP-Weapons Display Case.

For Educators and Parents

The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum offers Digital Education. Ontario curriculum-based, the program covers a wide range of subjects, Gr 7 to Gr 12. These learning resources including lesson plans are accessible upon request via Google Drive; an optional synchronous component is available. Contact the Public Programmer  to book one of these programs or to find out more.

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Digital Marketing and Social Media Campaign

The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum is now seeking proposals for developing a digital marketing campaign and social media campaigns during the period Sept 2021 to Sept 2022, including necessary graphic designs, copy and posts writing/scheduling. This project includes graphic concepts (in digital format), copy and posts writing, scheduling based on the museum marketing strategy and social media calendar. For details, check this link: RFP-Digital Marketing 21-22.

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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.

Podcast: RCRM Speaker Series

Interested in Canadian history? The RCRM Speakers Series Podcast is now available. Monthly episodes are produced with support from OIART Program Director, Mark Vogelsang.

Season 2

Season 2 of the RCRM Speakers Series will explore various aspects of loss in the context of military conflict. When this topic attracts scholarly attention, the unthinkable is often revealed. Complex facets of the dynamic between mourning and commemoration, depravation and rejection or disposal of war by-products surface. All of it leaves undeniable traces on the communities found in the path of the clash. For the 6th episode of the RCRM Speakers Series Season 2, Brian McClure will explore the history of the wooden battlefield crosses, grave markers placed at the burial sites, the debates over their replacement with headstones, and the decision that saw them shipped across the British Empire to next-of-kin or units to which the dead were affiliated.

Season 2, Episode 6: Brian McClure — "Between the crosses row on row": Battlefield crosses as Sites of Mourning and Memory (July 15, 2021)

Subscribe to the Series

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Season 1 of the RCRM Speakers Series podcast can be found on Simplecast at this link.