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The Cholmondeley Model Soldier Collection

By smacdowall, Aug 1 2018 11:06AM

The Kaiser review's his troops, Potsdam 1900
The Kaiser review's his troops, Potsdam 1900

Housing what is billed as the largest model soldier collection in the world, Houghton Hall is about an hour’s drive from where I live in Suffolk.



I am not a big fan of wandering around stately homes but for a cut price ticket you can skip the hall and just wander around the grounds and the ‘Soldier Museum’ (which is housed in the old stable block).


Is it worth it?


Most definitely in my opinion. Some of the dioramas are quite spectacular with background paintings by the late Ian Weekley giving a real sense of distance.



Hanoverian Dragoons, Scotland 1745
Hanoverian Dragoons, Scotland 1745


The Battle of Culloden
The Battle of Culloden


The Battle of Isandlwana
The Battle of Isandlwana


Indian Mutiny
Indian Mutiny


French Foreign Legion Algeria
French Foreign Legion Algeria


The American Wild West
The American Wild West


21st Lancers at Omdurman
21st Lancers at Omdurman


Scots Greys at Waterloo
Scots Greys at Waterloo


Royal Dragoons, Western Desert
Royal Dragoons, Western Desert


Charge of the Light Brigade
Charge of the Light Brigade


2 comments
Aug 1 2018 11:59AM by Carlo Pagano

Wonderful post Simon with some lovely vignettes and figures on display.

Aug 2 2018 10:00AM by smacdowall

Thanks Carlo

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