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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.

Letters of War

The Staffordshire Regiment Museum is happy to announce that it will be hosting two performances of this drama production.

"Letters of War" was written by Jill Young  in 2015, on commission from Mr Frank Foy, veteran and artist, to be performed at the opening of a  WW1 inspired art exhibition held at Burslem School of Art.

Highlighting the implications of The Great War, on an ordinary Stoke on Trent family, with the story unfolding through action and the reading of fictional but factually correct letters.

Extensive research during the writing led to a piece which is both immersive, local in fact and thought provoking in present day. It has since been performed at the Somme Commemoration for The City of Stoke on Trent and for the charities H4H and Combat Stress.

The performances will be held in the Museum’s gallery at 4.00pm and 6.30pm.

Each performance will be preceeded by a guided Trench Tour at 2.45pm and 5.15pm respectively
(Please note that in the event of extreme weather, the trench tour may be replaced with an indoor talk/lecture.)

Very limited places are available for this event. Admission available on pre-payment only.

Date

 4th March

Time

Performance: 4pm & 6:30pm
Trench Tours: 2:45pm & 5:15pm

Admission Prices

£ 8 per place

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

 7th April

Time

10am - 2pm

Admission Prices

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

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

 17th April

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

 29th May

Time

10am - 4pm

Admission Prices

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

Father’s Day event. (Dads come free)

Why not treat your Dad with a free visit to the museum? On this special day, dads accompanied by children, will have free entry to the museum. Our guides will be on hand to take you on a trench tour and we will have the museum’s ‘handling collection’ on display.

As it’s the anniversary (to the day) of the Battle of Waterloo (Sunday 18th June 1815), one of the British Army’s greatest ever victories, we may have a Napoleonic soldier on site too, displaying kit and weaponry of the period.

This is also the projected opening date for the museum’s newest attraction, ‘Project Blitz 1940’ and in support of that, we are hoping to welcome home our sponsored cyclists, who have ridden from Coventry, in support of the project. Please come along and show your appreciation.

Date

 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

 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

 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

 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

 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

 8th September

Time

10am - 2pm

Admission Prices

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

Further event dates September – December, awaiting confirmation.

*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