Cheshire Military Museum

Cheshire Military Museum
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The Cheshire Military Museum, in Chester, tells the story of the Cheshire Soldiers from the 17th Century right through to the present day.

Follow the exploits of the Regiments of Cheshire and their travels across the world during many great battles. Learn about the wars they fought, experience life in the trenches for a World War One soldier, and immerse yourself in the history of the soldiers.

The museum also houses the Archive of the Cheshire Regiment.

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Opening hours

Open daily 1000-1700. Last admission 1600 (closed 2 weeks over the Christmas period).

Admission charges

Adult £4.00
Concession £2.00
Family £9.00

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
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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