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Events at The Staffordshire Regiment
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Come and join us at The Staffordshire Regiment Museum and experience one of our many events which we put on throughout the year. We offer a very busy and varied calendar of events ranging from re-enactments, murder mystery evenings, themed displays and many many more.

We are a warm and friendly museum and welcome all visitors of any age, but don’t take our word for it, come and see for yourselves. Have a look at our events list below and call the number at the bottom of the page to book your tickets now or for more information.

Father’s Day event. (Dads come free)

Dads come free, at special ‘Father’s Day’ event.

Sunday 18th June is ‘Father’s Day’ and the museum is celebrating with one of its special event days, during which, Dads accompanied by their children (of any age) will have free entry to the site.

Field Marshal Montgomery (Monty) will be officially unveiling the museum’s newest attraction, ‘Project Blitz 1940’, a recreation of a WWII public air raid shelter. Visitors will be able to experience a Luftwaffe raid, complete with warning sirens, the drone of approaching aircraft, the whistle of falling bombs and feel the earth shake as they strike home.

The Home Guard and the Auxiliary Fire Service will be on site, together with other WWII service personnel too.

We’ll also be joined by a selection of Napoleonic soldiers and civilians who will be commemorating the 202nd anniversary, to the day, of The Battle of Waterloo, which took place on Sunday 18th June 1815. There will be firing demonstrations of the Baker Rifle and flintlock muskets during the course of the event.

Today’s army will be represented by the Royal Logistics Corps and the museum will have its weapons collection on display, for ‘up close’ handling and inspection and of course our famous WWI trench system will be open.

All this and more. Why not treat your Dad? He deserves it.

Date

 Sunday 18th June

Time

10am - 4pm

Admission Prices

Adults: £5
Concessions & children (3 -u16 ) £4.00
Family ticket (2 adults & up to 3 conc/children) £15.00

Dads’ admission fee will be deducted at till

Discovery Day

Come along on one of the museum’s special days, when we will have some of our hidden treasures on display. You’ll be able to handle weapons, as featured in movies such as ‘Zulu’, ‘Where Eagles Dare’ and ‘A Bridge too Far’ and try on uniforms too.

WWI personnel will be on hand to guide you around the full size trench system…Learn about a soldier’s existence on the Western Front. Watch out for snipers and be alert for sudden gas attacks – YOU may be the one who has to sound the alarm and keep your colleagues safe.

If you are having problems researching service history, a member of the Research Team will be available to offer advice.

* Please note that due to time constraints on Discovery Day events, the team member will not be able to undertake research on any specific individual. Anyone wishing to research a particular Staffordshire Regiment soldier, is advised to do so by appointment via the museum.

Date

 Wednesday 2nd August

Time

10am - 4pm

Admission Prices

Adults: £5
Concessions & children (3 -u16 ) £4.00
Family ticket (2 adults & up to 3 conc/children) £15.00

Car Rally

The museum will hosting a visit from ‘The Knot’ classic car club.

Date

 Sunday 13th August

Time

10am - 4pm

Admission Prices

Adults: £4
Concessions & children (3 -u16 ) £3.00
Family ticket (2 adults & up to 3 conc/children) £10.00

Discovery Day

Come along on one of the museum’s special days, when we will have some of our hidden treasures on display. You’ll be able to handle weapons, as featured in movies such as ‘Zulu’, ‘Where Eagles Dare’ and ‘A Bridge too Far’ and try on uniforms too.

WWI personnel will be on hand to guide you around the full size trench system…Learn about a soldier’s existence on the Western Front. Watch out for snipers and be alert for sudden gas attacks – YOU may be the one who has to sound the alarm and keep your colleagues safe.

If you are having problems researching service history, a member of the Research Team will be available to offer advice.

* Please note that due to time constraints on Discovery Day events, the team member will not be able to undertake research on any specific individual. Anyone wishing to research a particular Staffordshire Regiment soldier, is advised to do so by appointment via the museum.

Date

 Wednesday 16th August

Time

10am - 4pm

Admission Prices

Adults: £5
Concessions & children (3 -u16 ) £4.00
Family ticket (2 adults & up to 3 conc/children) £15.00

Discovery Day

Come along on one of the museum’s special days, when we will have some of our hidden treasures on display. You’ll be able to handle weapons, as featured in movies such as ‘Zulu’, ‘Where Eagles Dare’ and ‘A Bridge too Far’ and try on uniforms too.

WWI personnel will be on hand to guide you around the full size trench system…Learn about a soldier’s existence on the Western Front. Watch out for snipers and be alert for sudden gas attacks – YOU may be the one who has to sound the alarm and keep your colleagues safe.

If you are having problems researching service history, a member of the Research Team will be available to offer advice.

* Please note that due to time constraints on Discovery Day events, the team member will not be able to undertake research on any specific individual. Anyone wishing to research a particular Staffordshire Regiment soldier, is advised to do so by appointment via the museum.

Date

 Wednesday 30th August

Time

10am - 4pm

Admission Prices

Adults: £5
Concessions & children (3 -u16 ) £4.00
Family ticket (2 adults & up to 3 conc/children) £15.00

Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers

Ever wondered if ‘great auntie’s vase’ is a long lost and valuable antique? Why not pop down to the museum and get the expert’s opinion. Between 10a.m. – 2p.m., a member of Charles Hanson’s team,(of numerous BBC antiques shows, fame), will be on site to advise you.

Stand – alone charity donation for Valuation event. Normal admission charge will apply if visiting the museum gallery & grounds

Date

 Friday 8th September

Time

10am - 2pm

Admission Prices

charitable donation of £1 per item. All proceeds to running costs of the museum.

Militaria & Vintage Fair

The museum will be welcoming a variety of stall holders, selling items ranging from original and reproduction uniforms and equipment, books, model kits through to ‘civilian’ items.

Date

 Sunday 17th September

Time

10am - 4pm

Admission Prices

To Be Confirmed

Halloween Trail

Bring the youngsters along for some scary fun

Date

 Sunday 29th October

Time

10am - 4pm

Admission Prices

To Be Confirmed

Night in the Trenches

Our annual ‘night time‘ battle event. Come and see how the troops lived in the trenches and watch them go ‘over the top’. Featuring British, German, French & Indian troops. This event features loud gunfire and ‘explosions’ and is unsuitable for small children.

Pre booking essential as a ‘sell out’ is guaranteed. Bookings taken from mid September.

Date

 Saturday 11th November

Time

To Be Confirmed

Admission Prices

To Be Confirmed

Carols in the Trenches

Our annual Christmas concert. Trench songs, carols and readings of poignant letters home. Hopefully, the spirit of 1914 will prevail, to ensure a re-enactment of the Christmas Truce.

Date

 Saturday 9th Decemberr

Time

To Be Confirmed

Admission Prices

To Be Confirmed

*These events will include gunfire and loud explosions. Tickets for all events can be purchased from the museum.

Please note our trench system is fully accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Please ensure that you wear appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear when attending our outdoor events.

For more information on any of the events at The Staffordshire Regiment Museum, please call us on 01543 434394 or email attendant@staffordshireregimentmuseum.com