The Story of Artillery Day

(held annually on the 26th of May)

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Every year on May 26, Gunners across the Commonwealth celebrate Artillery Day!  In 1716 King George I issued a royal warrant forming the first regular artillery force in Britain, creating The Royal Regiment of Artillery. In 1952, The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery adopted this birth-date as “Artillery Day” in Canada.


How to find us


The Museum is located in Room 306 and The Archives are located in Room 407 of The Armoury, 715 Bay Street, Victoria BC V8T 1R1.   Normally access to the armoury is from the entrance on Field Street.  The friendly staff and docents are all volunteers.  Although admission is free, donations are encouraged.

Save for December, The Museum and Archives are normally open Tuesday evening 7:00pm to 9:00pm; Thursday mornings 10:00am to noon; or by appointment (see "about" page for current telephone number).   For special event openings , we'll provide a notice and contact particulars on this web page.