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DLI research, study and education is open for appointments only on the week of 19 December.

DLI digital collections

Explore our digital collection including the medal and object collections, audio clips and materials from previous exhibitions.

Objects collection

The Durham Light Infantry Collection includes uniforms, equipment, weapons, silver, photographs and battlefield relics covering the whole history of the Regiment from its formation in 1758 to the final laying-up of the Colours in 1968 in Durham Cathedral.

Some key objects from the collection can be seen online including rare uniforms of the Durham Militia and Rifle Volunteers.

View the DLI Objects collection.

Medal collection

The DLI medal collection includes seven, original Victoria Crosses, plus over 3,000 other medals awarded to over 1,000 men who served in the DLI regiment. You can search the majority of this collection online and find out details of these men, including many photographs. If your medal is not listed please contact us.

Search and view the Medal collection

Oral histories

Also available is the Listen to the Soldier oral history collection of 200 interviews with veterans who served with the DLI in the Second World War.

Listen to the Soldier interviews.

Courageous Restraint

Courageous Restraint is a collection of the experiences of 3 Rifles from their tour of duty to Afghanistan between September 2009 and April 2010.

Exhibition Panels

View previous exhibition materials for DLI Stories and The Somme.

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Contact us
DLI Collection enquiries
03000 266 631
Our address is:
  • Sevenhills
  • Greenhills Business Park
  • Enterprise Way
  • Spennymoor
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL16 6JB