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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.

Vintage Vehicle Rally

Come along between 11am and 4pm to see vintage Austin 7s and military vehicles that will be on display at the Museum. Our ever popular ‘pop up café’ will be open for delicious snacks and refreshments. If you’d like to bring a picnic there’s lots of benches and picnic spots available. The trench and museum is wheelchair and buggy friendly.

Date

Sunday 26 April 2015

Time

11am until 4pm

Admission Prices

Adults £5.00
All concessions (Children under 16, Full time students, Senior citizens) £4.00
Family ticket (2 adults and upto 3 children) £20.00

Discovery Day. The Battle of Gallipoli

Experience our WW1 trench as never before, as we welcome the Birmingham Pals re-enactment group to our Gallipoli commemoration Discovery Day and Trench Tour. Uniform and weapon handling and lots of interactive activities make these great events for all of the family.

 

Date

Monday 4 May 2015

Time

10am until 4pm

Admission Prices

Adults £5.00
All concessions (Children under 16, Full time students, Senior citizens) £4.00
Family ticket (2 adults and upto 3 children) £20.00

Meet the soldiers of Waterloo!

On Monday 25th May, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo the Staffordshire Regiment Museum will be welcoming soldiers from both the Duke of Wellington and the Emperor Napoleon’s army – The Coldstream Guards 1815 and 69eme Ligne, plus civilian re-enactors to explain what life was like following the army in the early 1800s. Visitors can chat to these remarkable and authentic re-enactors, who will evoke life for an 1815 soldier - both French and British. Want to know what life was like in camp? Chat to the women who followed their soldiers, but be prepared, this is not like it is in the history books! ‘Hard pounding this, gentlemen; let's see who will pound longest.’ – spoken by Arthur Wellesley, First Duke of Wellington at Waterloo, Belgium on 18th June 1815. The Battle of Waterloo was fought on June 18th, 1815, between the forces of the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and the British General Arthur Wellesley, also famously known as the Duke of Wellington. For twenty years, the battle between the British and their allies and the French had raged across much of the world. This was the battle that would decide Europe’s fate. Commemorate the Battle of Waterloo at the Staffordshire Regiment Museum where history will come to life. In this year of great commemorations, visitors can also explore the Museum’s remarkable WW1 trench system, where soldiers explain what war was like for them. 100 years after the Battle of Waterloo, had life changed for the ordinary soldier? Uniform and weapon handling, lots of interactive activities and tours of the WW1 trench system make these great events for all of the family.

Date

Monday 25 May 2015

Time

11am until 4pm

Admission Prices

Adults £5.00
All concessions (Children under 16, Full time students, Senior citizens) £4.00
Family ticket (up to 2 adults and 3 children) £20.00

Is there a fortune in your cupboard?

On Friday 5th June a team of valuers from Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers will be coming to the Staffordshire Regiment Museum. These expert valuers will be at the Museum from 10am to 4pm and are available to value items brought in by the public, in return for a small donation to the museum of £2. Joining the valuers on the day will be militaria and coin experts, and, schedule permitting, TV personality and antiques expert Charles Hanson. Charles is a regular of BBC favourite Bargain Hunt, and owns Derbyshire auctioneering house Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers. The Staffordshire Regiment Museum is a wonderful spot for a valuation day. This site is steeped in history, and is a great day out in its own right. The Museum holds fascinating collections including medals, uniforms and recordings of real WW1 soldiers talking about their experiences. Outside you’ll find military vehicles and the Museum’s astonishing WW1 trench system. There’s plenty of free parking and the whole site is wheelchair and buggy accessible.

Date

Friday 5th June 2015

Time

10am to 4pm

Admission Prices

Museum Donation £2.00

WW2 Weekend

Due to public demand the WW2 day has now been extended to the WW2 Weekend! Come along to this fantastic WW2 themed event with an impressive selection of stalls, music, fashion, food and other delights that probably won’t be covered by your ration book (but we’ll make an exception)! Vintage singer Bexi Owen will be entertaining the crowds, watch out for Churchill and Monty and talk to the men of the PBI Airborne group and the FJK.44 German unit. Don’t miss the WW2 vintage vehicles and the NAFI Café serving original ration recipe cakes. If the sun is shining, why not bring a picnic and relax the day away?

Date

Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 July 2015

Time

11am – 6pm

Admission Prices

Adults £6.00
All concessions (Children under 16, Full time students, Senior citizens) £4.00
Family ticket (2 adults and 3 children) £20.00

Discovery Day and WW1 Trench Tour

Each Discovery Day throughout the year has a different theme including the Napoleonic Wars, the Battle of Gallipoli and much more. Uniform and weapon handling, lots of interactive activities and tours of the amazing WW1 trench system make these great events for all of the family.

Date

Monday 3 August 2015

Time

11am – 4pm

Admission Prices

Adults £5.00
All concessions (Children under 16, Full time students, Senior citizens) £4.00
Family ticket (up to 2 adults and 3 children) £20.00

WW1 Day and Edwardian Fete and Fair

Step back in time to the Belle Epoch of the early 1900s. Wander around the period fairground, listen to the choir, savour the wonderful Edwardian Tea Tent and browse around the many stalls. This is the world that WW1 soldiers left behind, evocatively suggested by WW1 British and German troop re-enactors including the Birmingham Pals. Vintage Model Ts, suffragettes and all manner of diversions make this a wonderful day out for all the family.

Date

Sunday 9 August 2015

Time

11am – 6pm

Admission Prices

Adults £6.00
All concessions (Children under 16, Full time students, Senior citizens) £4.00
Family ticket (2 adults and 3 children) £20.00

Discovery Day and WW1 Trench Tour

Each Discovery Day throughout the year has a different theme including the Napoleonic Wars, the Battle of Gallipoli and much more. Uniform and weapon handling, lots of interactive activities and tours of the amazing WW1 trench system make these great events for all of the family.

Date

Monday 17 August 2015

Time

11am – 4pm

Admission Prices

Adults £5.00
All concessions (Children under 16, Full time students, Senior citizens) £4.00
Family ticket (up to 2 adults and 3 children) £20.00

Discovery Day and WW1 Trench Tour. The Battle of Loos

Each Discovery Day throughout the year has a different theme including the Napoleonic Wars, the Battle of Loos and much more. Uniform and weapon handling, lots of interactive activities and tours of the amazing WW1 trench system make these great events for all of the family.

Date

Monday 31 August 2015

Time

11am – 4pm

Admission Prices

Adults £5.00
All concessions (Children under 16, Full time students, Senior citizens) £4.00
Family ticket (up to 2 adults and 3 children) £20.00

Miss Austen and the Regiment

Meet Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy. Enjoy a dance and glass of cordial with Mr Wickham and explore Regency life at this charming event. Prices to be confirmed. The day also includes an impressive and extensive selection of antiques and collectable stalls and stands. Time to be confirmed.

Date

Sunday 20 September 2015

Time

(To be confirmed)

Admission Prices

(To be confirmed)

Halloween Trick or Treat Trail

There’ll be scary witches, magical cats and wizards galore on the Museum’s Halloween Trail.

Date

Saturday 31 October 2015

Time

TBC

Admission Prices

Adults £4.00
All concessions (Children under 16, Full time students, Senior citizens) £3.00
Family ticket (up to 2 adults and 3 children) £9.00

Night in the Trenches

This is one of the most popular events in the Museum’s calendar. Experience a soldier’s life in the WW1 trench system. Uniformed re-enactors take you back to evoke the conditions experienced and the life lived by our troops during the Great War. Pre-booking essential.

Date

Saturday 14 November 2015

Time

(To be confirmed)

Admission Prices

(To be confirmed)

Carols in the Trenches

Carols in the Trenches in an evocative re-enactment of the Christmas Truce. Come along to the Museum for an evening of carols and readings set in the WW1 trench system, concluded by a re-enactment of the Christmas Truce in No-Man’s-Land. Pre-booking essential.

Date

Saturday 12 December 2015

Admission Prices

Time

(To be confirmed)

Adults £5.00
All concessions (Children under 16, Full time students, Senior citizens) £4.00
Family ticket (2 adults and 3 children) £20.00

*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