British Red Cross Museum & Archives

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British Red Cross Museum & Archives


The museum and archives exist to collect, preserve and make accessible the history of the British Red Cross and its place in the context of the international movement to a wide audience.

The collection comprises records generated by and artefacts acquired by the organisation from its formation in 1870 to the present day.

The museum collection includes: UK and international service equipment, uniform, medals and badges awarded to staff and volunteers, items relating to the lives of beneficiaries, food and emergency relief parcels, art work, and a significant poster collection.

The archive collection includes: Records from different UK are offices, a large collection of personnel records for both volunteers and staff, personal papers and photographic and film collections.