The Regimental Gallery of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry is located in the same building as Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery.
The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Museum (KOYLI) received £204,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the refurbishment of this re-telling of the story of this famous regiment which was founded in 1757. Generous contributions towards the cost of the project were also received from the Regimental Trustees and the Friends of Doncaster Museums.
Find out more about the Infantry and the regimental museum on the Heritage Doncaster website.
- Wednesday - Friday: 10am - 4.15pm
- Saturday and Sunday: 10.30am - 4pm
The King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Museum offers a paid research service looking into soldiers who served in the regiment. These searches will incur charges dependent on the complexity of the enquiry. If you are enquiring about the Museum’s research service, please provide as much information as possible about the individual you are researching including name, service number, battalion number and dates served, if known. Please note it may take up to 4 weeks to investigate and respond to your request. For more information about the service and the research charges, please contact
- address: Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, Chequer Road, Doncaster, DN1 2AE
- tel: 01302 734293
- email: KOYLI@doncaster.gov.u
Please note if you are researching a soldier who served after 1920, their service records are still held by the Ministry of Defence (MOD). You can find out more about making a request on the Government website.
KOYLI Museum Displays
The displays include uniforms, weapons, badges, photos, a model of the Pontefract Barracks, and the roll of honour of the 5th Battalion. Also included is one of the most extensive medal collections in this country. View our medal list online.
This list of medals is a list of the items that are in the Regimental Collection and are on display in the Regimental Museum or available for viewing by appointment. It is by no means a complete list of every medal that was ever issued to a member of the Regiment. Any enquiries regarding the medals in our collection or medals that were awarded to one of your family members should be directed to Lynsey Slater at the contact details below.
A research service is available to customers unable to visit the museum. For details of costs and services, please contact us:
- tel: 01302 734293
- email: KOYLI@doncaster.gov.uk
Heritage Doncaster offers volunteering opportunities at the KOYLI Museum. Find out more here.
- First World War 1914 to 1918 project
- The Rifles Museum
- The Rifles Network website
- Doncaster Museum
- What's on at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery
- KOYLI medal list
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