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Welcome to the Museum of The Royal Dragoon Guards, which is situated
in the historic City of York, England, in a building it shares with the
Museum of The Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire.

The Museum is now open to visitors! Let us know what you think of the new and refurbished York Army Museum.


The Royal Dragoon Guards can trace its ancestry back to 1685, and was formed by the amalgamation of four of the senior cavalry regiments in the British Army. It recruits mainly in Yorkshire and Northern Ireland, and its Battle Honours emblazoned on its Standards embody the history of the British Army over 300 years.

The Museum is well laid out in spacious surroundings and tells the story of the present day and former regiments from the late 17th century. Displays include uniforms, prints, paintings, weapons and Standards, all housed in well lit, clearly labelled show cases.

There is a small gift shop which sells books, ties and a good selection of regimental regalia and memorabilia. 

The Museum is always grateful for charitable donations. Our JustGiving page can be found here. The JustGiving page for the Regimental Association can be found here.

This website is currently under construction, and we aim to add new material regularly. Please contact Home Headquarters if you have any comments, questions, or feedback.

(Please note: If you are arriving to York by car or motorbike, a trial to reduce city centre congestion means Lendal Bridge (located close to the railway station and York Minster) is closed to private vehicles between 10.30am - 5pm, 7 days a week. This is in addition to the permanent restrictions between 7am - 7pm on Coppergate. Drivers are asked to pay attention to signage as automatic number plate recognition cameras are being used to enforce the new traffic measures. Please be aware that some journey planning websites and Sat-Nav devices are currently unable to incorporate the restrictions and may wrongly direct drivers over the bridge.

Drivers are recommended to plan alternative routes via the iTravel York - Journey Planner.)