Our Story

The Boys’ Brigade Virtual Museum was born out of the Covid pandemic of 2020, and the way in which people adapted to engaging with content online.

The idea of a Boys’ Brigade Museum had been muted for many years, and as far back as the mid 1990’s plans had been drawn up to created a BB Museum at BB Headquarters at Felden Lodge. Funding limitations meant this was never realised, and the vast collection of BB artifacts remained in storage. A number of local BB Museum have been formed in the years which followed and were the result of the hard work of a small number of volunteers.

Colin Swinton, The Brigade Archivist started work on the Virtual Museum during the Covid lockdown and with the support of a team of volunteers, and through the financial support of ex-members, the first version of the website was launched in June 2021, featuring 96 pages of content.

This was well received and work has continued with pages being added on a monthly basis, covering a broad spectrum of BB history both in the United Kingdom and in countries around the world where The Boys’ Brigade has played a role in society.

This Virtual Museum continues to be developed and we welcome contributions of content from our supporters around the world. Please contact us to find out how you can contribute with content and material, or by providing financial support for the digitisation of the BB Archive Collection, and the production of audio and visual content.


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Newsletter of The Boys' Brigade Archive

Heritage is the newsletter of The Boys’ Brigade Archives. Volumns 1 and 2 were published in print form by the BB Archive Members Association. Volumn 3 onwards is a digital newsletter sent to supporters of the BB Archives monthly.


The Boys’ Brigade Archive Trust relies on supporters to further the preservation and promotion of the Heritage of The Boys’ Brigade, ensuring that is is accessible and relevant to future generations of young people. If you are able to support our work though a financial donation, by the donation of artifacts, photographs and paperwork of by volunteering please click on the links below. If you wish receive our monthly newsletter please sign up. We look forward to hearing from you and advancing the work of The Boys’ Brigade Archive Trust.

Whats' new

Our volunteer researchers are constantly developing content for The Boys’ Brigade Virtual Museum.

Links to our brand new content can be found below.