The Buffs, Royal East Kent Regiment Museum Collection

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The Beaney 18 High Street

Orginating in Tudor times, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) is one of the oldest in the British army, named after the creamy-brown colour of much of its uniform. The regiment's collections used to be housed in Canterbury and are now in the care of the National Army Museum, which has loaned items to the Beaney. On display is a range of items from Napoleonic times to the Boer War, when The Buffs were involved in a succession of battles in defence of British interests and the emerging British Empire. Items on display include: The Latham Centrepiece of the 3rd (East Kent) Regiment of Foot Wooden dragon Emergency ration pack from the Boer War in Africa, 1899 - 1902 Campaigns: Peninsular War Second China War Boer War

Further information

Opening Hours:

Monday to Wednesday 9am to 5pm Thursday 9am to 7pm Friday and Saturday 9am to 5pm Sunday 10am to 5pm


Entrance to the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge is free, however a charge may apply for certain special exhibitions and events.

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