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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.

Discovery Days

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.   

Our guides, dressed as WWI personnel, will take you on a tour of our full size reconstruction of a ‘Western Front’ trench system, complete with its Observation Post, fire steps, an Officer’s dug-out and even a mine, where the tunnelers are busy, digging beneath the enemy lines.

  The ‘Smart Street’ public shelter will be available for those that need to take cover when the air raid siren is sounded. Experience what it felt like to be on the receiving end of a WWII Luftwaffe bombing raid during ‘the Blitz’.

  A member of our Research Team will be on hand to help with hints and general advice if you are having difficulties in finding information about your military ancestors. Please be aware that due to time constraints, the researcher will not be able to research specific individuals during a Discovery Day event. For a detailed search on any Staffordshire Regiment personnel, an appointment can be made or details can be forwarded by letter or email to research@staffordshireregimentmuseum.com  

  As well as the above ‘constants’, there will other exhibitors, attractions and re-enactors on site, subject to availability. Announcements will be made on social media and the museum website, closer to individual dates.  

  Discovery Days will be held between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., on the following dates…..

Date

April 4th Wednesday

May 7th Monday….Bank Holiday

May 30th Wednesday

August 1st Wednesday

August 15th Wednesday

August 29th Wednesday

Time

10am until 4pm

Admission Prices

Adults £5
Concessions £4
Family ticket £15 (2 adults + up to 3 concessions)

Hanson’s Valuation event

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. – 1p.m., a member of Charles Hanson’s (of numerous BBC antiques shows fame), team, will be on site to advise you. Charitable donation of £1.00 per item please. All proceeds to running costs of the museum.  

Date

Friday 11th May & Friday 19th October

Time

10am until 1pm

Admission Prices

Normal admission prices apply for visitors to the museum, trench and grounds

Adults £4
Concessions £3
Family ticket £10 (2 adults + up to 3 concessions)

The Knot Car Club

Now in its third year. ‘The Knot’ will be hosting their annual classic car meeting.

Date

Sunday 12th August

Time

10 am until 4pm

Admission Prices

To Be Confirmed

Night in the Trenches

Our annual ‘show piece’ event. We are hoping to make it even bigger and better this year, but it will certainly include the candle lit tour and night time battle spectacular. Come and experience the atmosphere of a WWI front line trench.  Speak to British, French and German troops and witness the firefight as they go ‘over the top’.  

  Please be aware…this event includes simulated explosions and loud gunfire and is unsuitable for young children or persons of a nervous disposition.

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

Date

 Saturday 10th November

Time

To Be Confirmed

Admission Prices

To Be Confirmed

A Wartime Christmas

Come along and join the soldiers and civilians from WWI and WWII as they celebrate Christmas on the front lines and at home too. Will there be a truce in the trenches?   

‘Peggy Skivvy’ will be on hand, demonstrating what life was like on the Home Front.  

Beware… If the Luftwaffe decide to drop some unwanted Christmas presents, you may have to take cover in our public air raid shelter ! 

Date

 Saturday 15th 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