8th Hussars Regimental Museum


The 8th Hussars Regimental Museum is located in the historical Train Station in Sussex, NB. The building has been restored to its original grandeur and is situated in the hub of the Town of Sussex.

It was through these very doors that countless Hussars came and went to train at Camp Sussex or to serve in places throughout the world.

Now in its 3rd year of operation the museum houses 16 separate displays ranging from the first years of the Regiment at Fox Hill to a uniform worn by a Hussar in the Gulf War. Complete displays include Boer War artifacts, World War I items from the Black family, numerous WW II displays including Princess Louise I and II and first wartime commanding officer LCol Harold Gamblin.

Future plans will include a Camp Sussex display, a virtual museum display, and a searchable on line archives database with photos.

Looking for Family Military or Military related history information?

Please contact us directly at the following email address!Info.8thhussars@yahoo.ca

Please be aware that our museum is staffed entirely by volunteers. Researching a specific request for information may take up to 10 hours or more work over a period of weeks. Please be patient as we endevour to assist you.

A donation to the museum to support these efforts is encouraged. Tax receipts are issued. Members wishing to donate usable artifacts to the museum are asked to contact:

Museum Pamphlet

"Lest We Forget"

For the past few years Belleisle Regional High School teacher, Stephen Wilson, has provided his history students with an opportunity to research and build a documentary video on the life and military history of a number of members of the Canadian Forces within the local community who have paid the supreme sacrifice during a conflict.

This project received acclaim in the Legion Magazine in November 2010. With the kind permission of the school, teachers and students, we are pleased to present an overview of their efforts to document and bring to light the efforts of these veterans who gave everything to support the freedom we know today!

Lest We Forget

"Camp Sussex, A Century of Service"

This exhibit is now available on-line in the Virtual Museum of Canada, Community Memories section. It can be accessed by going to www.virtualmuseum.ca, selecting "Community Memories" from the right hand menu, then "Search for Exhibits" under "Explore" then click in the search box and type your exhibit name or a keyword from your exhibit name and click "Search".