King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Museum

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.

Opening times

  • Wednesday - Friday: 10am - 4.15pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10.30am - 4pm

Please note that on Thusrday 9th March 2017 the Corunna Room will be closed all day. The rest of the KOYLI Museum will be open as usual. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Please note that enquiries relating to the archives of the regiment should be addressed to:

  • address: Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, Chequer Road, Doncaster, DN1 2AE
  • tel: 01302 734293
  • email: KOYLI@doncaster.gov.uk

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. Please see the Medal List document below for further information:

KOYLI medal list
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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 the Curatorial Support Assistant, Steve Tagg.

A research service is available to customers unable to visit the museum. For details of costs and services, please contact us:

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Last updated: 22 March 2017 13:39:35