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DLI Collection Gallery

The Durham Light Infantry (DLI) has an important place in the story of County Durham. Pay a visit to The DLI Collection Gallery: Courage, Comrades, Community and find out exactly what made the regiment so special.

Since its beginning in 1758, the DLI was present at some of the most important events in history. From fighting the armies of Napoleon to helping defeat the Nazis in World War Two, the regiment’s soldiers have shaped the world we know today.

This gallery explores the fascinating history of the DLI, featuring real soldiers’ stories alongside exclusive objects from the collection. You can learn more about the men’s brave deeds and see the Victoria Cross awarded to Private Michael Heaviside for the daring rescue of his comrade. You’ll discover the DLI’s surprising sporting past, and marvel at what was once said to be the world’s biggest football trophy. You can even test your skills and meet soldiers from the DLI’s past by playing our touch table game,A March Through Time. Every visitor plays their part in keeping the regiment’s memory alive, right here at the heart of Durham City.

Discover the DLI Collection