The Regimental Museum Trust is responsible for the Regimental Museum, established in 1979 to protect the collection of artifacts acquired since the foundation of the 8th (Scottish) Volunteer Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment) in 1900. This and its successor units are generally known as The Liverpool Scottish

Associated with the Army Museum Ogilby Trust and the Association of Independent Museums

Liverpool Scottish Regimental Museum Trust (Reg Charity 277953)
Maintained Entirely by Voluntary and Regimental Donations

Delay in Response to Queries during Centenary Period.

We normally experience an increase in queries around Armistice Day/Remembrance Sunday and this year due to the centenary we expect the increase to be greater. However as a result of our commitments to events around the Armistice Centenary we regret responses and resolutions to queries will take longer than normal. We are always interested in your questions so still please contact us and we will get around to you as soon as possible.

We specialise in Liverpool Scottish, 10th Battalion of the King's (Liverpool Regiment) during the Great War and whilst we always try to help with queries outside that area there may however be more appropriate sources of information. Please note the request for an initial token donation of £5 to cover the costs of a query.   

We expect 'normal service' to resume towards the end of the month.

Campbell Diary Exhibition

For the first time, anywhere, in a century, the Liverpool Scottish Regimental Museum Trust is able to exhibit, in central Liverpool, images from the important illustrated diary of Private William Henry Campbell. He served on the Western Front with the Liverpool Scottish [1st/10th Bn., The King’s (Liverpool Regiment)] from July 1916 until killed in action at the Battle of Pilckem Ridge on 31 July 1917 near Ypres. His surviving diaries are unusual: a diary illustrated to this standard is a considerable rarity. Campbell drew, in pencil and coloured crayon, nearly 70 images, both in the front line and rear areas.

If you would like to learn more or make an appointment to view the exhibition click HERE.

This exhibition will close on 14th November.

 

LATEST EXHIBITION NEWS

We have had the launch luncheon which according to the Club's Art Director was well received and a further viewing kindly hosted by Mick Hunt as Ian Riley was unavailable. Below are a few pictures of the exhibition in the long gallery at the Liverpool Artist Club.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World War 1 Centenary

We have now reached the 1917 centenary. 1917 was a significant year for the Liverpool Scottish and another round of commemorations are planned, mainly by other organizations. A new page has been added to provide information for those interested. HERE

New Website

As you might notice we have changed our web site. All of your normal pages are here but might have moved!

The old site was a confused collection of different phases which had grown up over the years and were in need of some major editing. There was for example 4 locations which described the trenches of the early First World War! The new site has split into two main sections The Regimental History, which charts the history of the unit as a military organization and the Regimental Family, which records the non-military activities of the various associations associated with the battalion.

We are also planning to add or expand the more recent experience of V company a Territorial unit. The first fruits of which is a list of CO and CSMs.

Another (controversial) change is removing the Regimental March from the Home Page. We are trying to attract a wider range of visitors and researchers, the march blasting out in an office or library is simply not appropriate.  You can still find it on the Pipe Tunes Page, but if you really must (Ian) here is a button.

The Archive


The Archive now resides in offices on Eberle Street, Liverpool L2 were visits there are strictly by appointment only, generally on Wednesdays. This should be arranged through the Honorary Secretary or the Honorary Curator whose telephone and postal details are on the contacts page. We are still in the process of moving the stored artifacts to a new location as well as organizing their reassignment to other collections. Our digitization programme has continued and we now have over 50,000 readable images from our archive collection.

The Museum Trust's artifacts are in secure storage and we are in the process of transferring the core of the collection to the Museum of Liverpool where it will be held as the Liverpool Scottish collection. This is a long and complex process. In common with all museums, the Museum of Liverpool will not be able to exhibit all these items but elements are to be seen; in the displays in the new Museum of Liverpool Building on the Pier Head. This is the largest museum to open in the country for nearly 100 years. Other elements of the collection may be transferred to other museums with Lancashire or Cameron Highlanders affinities; negotiations are in progress. A small display has been mounted at a Territorial Army location in Liverpool and it may be possible for accompanied access to be arranged: this depends on the availability of volunteers. More background to the decision not to re-display the collection will be included in the next newsletter.

It is planned that images and descriptions of many of our artifacts in the collection that were previously on display will be available in the future. We are aware that the website needs extensive amendment to represent our new status but again this will be a gradual process for a limited group of volunteers.

The Cost Of Research

All members of the museum trust are unpaid, providing their efforts voluntarily. The trust, completely unfunded by any public source, does still face significant running costs including the costs due to compulsory relocation. With queries often taking four of five hours to research many military museums make a £25 charge or charge around £15 or £20 an hour. Similarly the provision of the content of this site incurs costs, though these are limited due to the generous donation of webspace by our hosting provider TSOHost.

Previously we have accepted and researched all queries and then relied on voluntary donations. We are very grateful for those donations we subsequently receive - all donations are by definition generous! Unfortunately, a substantial proportion of our responses are unacknowledged. We have therefore reluctantly decided to request an initial token donation of £5 to begin processing a query regarding historic members of the Liverpool Scottish (and other veterans) or other queries regarding regimental history and uniform. This can be done through PayPal (using a PayPal account or any credit card). We hope that those who feel that they receive something of value or simply wish to support our project will make a further donation on receipt our full response. Please see the 'Research' tab for further details and exceptions to this condition. 

Further donations can be made via PayPal using the 'Donate' button below or directly to the Secretary, cheques should be made payable to the Liverpool Scottish Regimental Museum Trust. His address can be found on the Contact Us page.