Staffordshire Regiment Museum

Staffordshire Regiment Museum
Whittington Barracks
WS14 9PY



Museum Manager

General Enquiries


General Enquiries

01543 434394


01543 434395


01543 434395


01543 434394


General Enquiries

01543 434391

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Situated on the A51 between Lichfield and Tamworth, next to Whittington Barracks, the Museum tells the story of the present day Staffordshire Battalion of the Mercian Regiment and its predecessors from 1705. There are frequent special exhibitions and events in the Museum and/or its extensive grounds.

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Opening hours

Mon-Fri 1000-1630 all year except Christmas to New Year (16.12 - 6.1 approx)also Sat-Sun and Bank Holidays from 1st Easter to Remembrance Sunday 1230-1630. Last entry 1600

Closed Christmas/New Year period

Admission charges

Adults £3.00
Children aged 5 - 15 £2.00
Seniors aged 60 and over £2.00
Family max 2 adults and 3 children £6.00
Special Event prices apply to limited number of weekends when special events in aid of the Staffordshire Regiment Museum Charitable Trust are scheduled.


  • Museums Association

Additional info

Special facilities for Groups/schools available by prior arrangement.

Group/school visits outside normal opening hours by prior arrangement.

Exhibits include vehicles, uniforms, weapons, medals and memorabilia relating to 300 years of regimental history. Visitors can see eight of the thirteen Victoria Crosses awarded to men of the Regiment, armoured vehicles, Anderson shelters and a 100 metre First World War trench.
"Hands-on" activities for children.

Collection details

Archives, Costume and Textiles

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.
French and British troops detonating Mills hand grenades on the Balkan Front.

WW1 Discovery Day

  • 27 October 2014 10am-4pm

Our uniformed guides will take you on a detailed tour of the Museum’s fantastic WW1 trench system, and describe what life was like for soldiers during the Great War. This 500ft trench system contains ‘scrape’ holes, dugout, gun positions and even a tunnel, used during the period to undermine the enemy trenches that were often just a short way away.

Parents and children will also get the chance to try on uniforms, as well as handle weapons and equipment from the time, plus explore the museum and its fascinating collections

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly


Adults £3.00, Concessions £2.00 and children under 16 £2.00. Family ticket available.


French and British troops detonating Mills hand grenades on the Balkan Front.

Night in the Trenches

  • 8 November 2014 4:30-7:45pm

This is an opportunity to experience a soldier’s life in the trenches in WW1. Uniformed re-enactors take you back to evoke the life lived and conditions experienced by our troops during the Great War. Guided tours take place from 4.30 – 7.45pm and pre booking is essential.

Good wheelchair access. Please ring 24 hours in advance for event confirmation.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Adults £6.00, concessions and children £4.00, family ticket £15.00


Black and white photograph of men in trenches

Carols in the Trenches

  • 13 December 2014 7-8:30pm

Come along to the Staffordshire Regiment Museum for an evening of Carols set in the Museum’s WWI trench system, concluded by a re-enactment of the Christmas Truce where British soldiers emerged from the trench to shake hands with their German counterparts who were dug in just yards away. A thoughtful, festive and uplifting evening.

Suitable for

  • Any age