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Events at The Staffordshire Regiment
Museum

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 Day

Let one of the museum’s WWI personnel take you on a guided tour of our extraordinary WWI trench system, complete with its’ Regimental Aid Post (RAP) and learn how an injured ‘Tommy’ would receive medical treatment. See the ‘funk holes’, stand on the ‘fire step’, visit the officers dugout and learn of the tunnelers deadly underground war. Keep an eye out for any sign of a gas attack. YOU may be the one required to sound the alarm. Move to the German trench with its ‘pillbox’ and hear of their war.

Try on a reproduction uniform and maybe handle a 1915 Lee Enfield rifle. An event not to be missed in this year commemorating 100 years since the Battle of the Somme.

We are happy to announce that The Mercian Regimental Support Team will be on site, putting any willing volunteers to the test on the ‘Command Tasking’ programme, which involves teamwork and discipline.

Date

Monday 25th July

Time

10am – 4pm (last tour at 3 p.m.)

Admission Prices

Adults £5
Children / Concessions £4
Family Ticket £15 (2 adults and up to 3 children)

WWI/Edwardian weekend

Learn about life for our great-great-grandparents at the WW1 Edwardian Weekend!

On August 6th and 7th the Staffordshire Regiment Museum will be welcoming WW1 Tommies, Great War Sikh soldiers and the Staffordshire Corps of Drums plus lots more to their WW1 Edwardian Weekend.

The Birmingham Pals will be populating the museum’s remarkable on site trench system, and the museum is proud to welcome John Coltman, grandson of Staffordshire WW1 hero William Coltman VC. John will be talking about his grandfather’s service during the Great War, that led to him receiving the British Army’s highest honour for valour – the Victoria Cross (talks will take place on Saturday only).

Time Healers will be on hand to demonstrate and explain Edwardian medicine and fashion and there’ll be lots of treats available in the tea tent.

Tickets cover admission to the museum’s whole collection, and there’s lots of places to sit and picnic under the trees and watch the action! This is a relaxing, family friendly and fascinating day out for the whole family, and a great way to learn about life for our Edwardian great-great-grandparents!

Date

Saturday 6th– Sunday 7th August

Time

10am – 4pm (last tour at 3 p.m.)

Admission Prices

Adults £5
Children / Concessions £4
Family Ticket £15 (2 adults and up to 3 children)

Discovery Day

Let one of the museum’s WWI personnel take you on a guided tour of our extraordinary WWI trench system, complete with its’ Regimental Aid Post (RAP) and learn how an injured ‘Tommy’ would receive medical treatment. See the ‘funk holes’, stand on the ‘fire step’, visit the officers dugout and learn of the tunnelers deadly underground war. Keep an eye out for any sign of a gas attack. YOU may be the one required to sound the alarm. Move to the German trench with its ‘pillbox’ and hear of their war.

Try on a reproduction uniform and maybe handle a 1915 Lee Enfield rifle. An event not to be missed in this year commemorating 100 years since the Battle of the Somme.

Date

Monday 15th August

Time

10am – 4pm (last tour at 3 p.m.)

Admission Prices

Adults £5
Children / Concessions £4
Family Ticket £15 (2 adults and up to 3 children)

Discovery Day

Let one of the museum’s WWI personnel take you on a guided tour of our extraordinary WWI trench system, complete with its’ Regimental Aid Post (RAP) and learn how an injured ‘Tommy’ would receive medical treatment. See the ‘funk holes’, stand on the ‘fire step’, visit the officers dugout and learn of the tunnelers deadly underground war. Keep an eye out for any sign of a gas attack. YOU may be the one required to sound the alarm. Move to the German trench with its ‘pillbox’ and hear of their war.

Try on a reproduction uniform and maybe handle a 1915 Lee Enfield rifle. An event not to be missed in this year commemorating 100 years since the Battle of the Somme.

Date

Monday 29th August

Time

10am – 4pm (last tour at 3 p.m.)

Admission Prices

Adults £5
Children / Concessions £4
Family Ticket £15 (2 adults and up to 3 children)

Halloween at the Museum

Details to be confirmed

Date

Sunday 30th October

Time

To be confirmed.

Admission Prices

Night in the Trenches

The most popular event in the museum calendar. British, German and French soldiers take you back to evoke the conditions and life in the trenches of WWI. Includes a night time battle with explosions and gunfire. Pre booking absolutely essential as this event always sells out. Bookings taken from end of September.

Date

Saturday 12th November

Time

To be confirmed.

Admission Prices

To be confirmed.

Carols in the Trenches

Come along to the museum for an evening of carols, songs and readings from the WWI trenches, concluded by a re-enactment of the Christmas Truce in No Mans Land.

Date

Saturday 10th December

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