Our Stories

Since the time our story started in 1794, we have been witness to many interesting characters and intriguing events, while at the same time playing a key role in many pivotal moments in British military history. In this section of the website we share the fascinating stories of just a small selection of these people and events. These stories are also available to see on the touchscreens in our museum. If you have a story that you think we should add, please get in touch with our curator.

The Golfer
Our Open champion and Prisoner of War
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The Interior Designer
The man who helped create the "Country House" look
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The Organist
A "giant of English choral music"
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The Socialite
The Fixer for Field Marshal Haig whose second cousin was the anti-war poet Siegfried Sassoon
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The Surgeon
Distinguished medical officer who attended the casualties of the Brighton bomb
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