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RA Museum Charity

The Royal Artillery Museum is a registered charity which was created to care for and display the RA collection.

Our objectives are:

Conservation - To preserve and develop the Royal Artillery’s Designated Collection, delivering the highest standards in accordance with accepted best practice for museums, and thereby ensuring that the collection we pass on to future generations is better conserved and managed than the one we inherited.

Engagement – To share the Royal Artillery’s collection and heritage with the widest possible audience through engaging and inspirational interpretation, activities and events, encouraging participation and creativity.

Education – To promote the Royal Artillery’s collection and heritage as a resource for the training of Royal Artillery personnel, and to encourage learning through enjoyment for educational groups and the wider public.

Research – To facilitate and encourage the use of the collection for academic, military, family and personal research into artillery systems and technology, the history of the Regiment, and the service and lives of its Servicemen and women, and its families.

Civil-Military Relations – To provide a focus for the integration of the Royal Artillery, and the British Army more widely, with civilian society, and to contribute to the recruitment and retention of Army personnel.

Sustainability – To develop the organisational and financial resilience necessary to secure the future of the collection and ensure RAM can continue to meet its strategic objectives in the long term.

Major General Nick Eeles is the Chairman of the Royal Artillery Museum board and oversees the work of the charity alongside a volunteer Board of Trustees. Our Trustees have a wide range of experience, some having managed attractions, from small heritage centres and museums to larger heritage sites, while others have expertise in tourism, marketing and business.

They are supported by a small team of staff and volunteers which includes a Programme Manager for the new Museum project, a full-time Archivist and a Collection Management Team.

The Royal Artillery Museum manages the collection on behalf of the Royal Artillery Historical Trust. More information on the Trust work is available here.