Cheshire Military Museum

Cheshire Military Museum
The Castle
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 2DN
England

Website

www.cheshiremilitarymuseum.co.uk

E-mail

enquiries@cheshiremilitarymuseum.co.uk

Telephone

01244 403933

Fax

01224 401700

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In this museum we remember The Cheshire Regiment , The Cheshire Yeomanry, The 3rd Carabiniers, The 5th Royal Iniskilling Dragoon Guards, the Eaton Hall Officer Cadet School and several other small Cheshire units - some now long retired (often from bigger corps of the Army).

We also remember the important role of the women of the Regiments and the lives of those who were left behind when the men left home to fight.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Daily 1000-1700, last entry 1600

Closed: 22nd December - 2nd January

Admission charges

£2 Adults and £1 Concessions

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Music, Personalities, Social History, Weapons and War, World Cultures

Key artists and exhibits

  • The Cheshire Regiment
  • The Cheshire Yeomanry
  • The 3rd Carabiniers
  • The 5th Royal Iniskilling Dragoon Guards
  • Eaton Hall Officer Cadet School
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Heritage Open Days 2014: Cheshire Military Museum

  • 13 — 14 September 2014

Free entry to Cheshire Military Museum on Saturday and Sunday. Come and discover what army life was like for the soldiers of Cheshire from 1689 to the present day.

Admission

Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.

Website

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/cheshire-military-museum

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Adventurous Victorians workshop (KS 1 and 2)

Discover at first hand life for the ordinary Victorian soldier by handling uniform and equipment. Follow the life of William Birkby, born in India and in the army band by the time he was 10 years old. Learn about women's important role in the army by studying those who followed Florence Nightingale's example. Explore how the Victorian Army moved around the British Empire and the world. In these entertaining and educational sessions children will handle a range of artefacts including diaries and photographs as well as explore the museum displays.

Life on the Home Front workshop (KS2)

Discover how to protect your home against Second World War air raids. learn about life as a Land Girl and find out what it was like to be evacuated. In these fun, interactive sessions children will handle a range of artefacts including a stirrup pump, an ARP rattle and gas masks, as well as explore the museum galleries.

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