A NEWCASTLE museum has launched a virtual tour telling the story of a Catterick cavalry regiment and its 300-year history - here's how you can see it.

The interactive tour, which is called "Charge! The Story of England's Northern Cavalry", contains 300 years of stories through a mix of imagery and filmed interviews with museum staff and serving soldiers.

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People can remotely navigate the gallery from their own device.

The tour was created with help from The Light Dragoons based in Catterick Garrison, the modern day representation of the regiment.

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Gallery curator Roberta Goldwater and serving members of the Light Dragoons in uniform were filmed standing in the gallery so people will "pass" them when they navigate the tour.

Brigadier Angus Watson MBE, Colonel of The Light Dragoons, said: "When Charge! The Story of England’s Northern Cavalry Gallery opened in 2017, we were intent on ensuring that it remained fresh and exciting. The opportunity to create this virtual tour meets that aspiration both through including some new material and expanding the reach of the gallery.

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“It has been achieved through an excellent partnership with the Discovery Museum and Heritage Interactive, and I congratulate all involved.  The Light Dragoons is a regiment which has always been at the leading edge, and the successful delivery of this innovative project demonstrates this characteristic once again.” 

Carolyn Ball, manager of Discovery Museum, said: "We are very grateful to The Light Dragoons for supporting Discovery Museum to create this virtual tour, allowing us to bring this important gallery to people online.

“The virtual tour not only allows people to explore the stories of the gallery from any location, it also acts as a companion piece to the gallery, with expert insight and authentic voices bringing the emotive themes of the exhibition to life.”

The Light Dragoons is the only cavalry regiment in the British Army today which exclusively recruits from The North of England.

You can visit the tour and interact with it here: https://discoverymuseum.org.uk/virtual-tour-charge-the-story-of-englands-northern-cavalry​

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