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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.

WW2 Weekend - The Staffords in 1944*

What did the Staffordshire Regiment do in 1944? This event is a fascinating insight into the major part that the Regiment played in iconic engagements such as the Battle of Arnhem, subject of the film ‘A Bridge Too Far’. Come along to see re-enactors in full period uniform re-enact battles using pyrotechnics to evoke the danger and excitement of 1944. Also on the day the museum will host demonstrations including weapons firing, First Aid and Field Hospitals, Field Canteens and much more. Fancy trying your hand at drilling? This perennially popular weekend is one not to be missed.

Event

WW2 Weekend - The Staffords in 1944

Date

Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th July 2014

Time

10am until 4pm

Admission Prices

Adults £6.00
All concessions (Children under 16, Full time students, Senior citizens) £4.00
Family ticket (2 adults and 3 children) £15.00

WW1 Edwardian Fete & Fair

The Museum is pulling out all of the stops to create an Edwardian extravaganza to commemorate the outbreak of WW1. Come along to our Edwardian Tea Tent where you will be served authentic cakes and lunches by ladies dressed in period costume. Read one of our original newspapers and listen to the musicians who will fill the tea tent with evocative music.

There will be lots of opportunity to shop with an impressive and extensive collection of stalls selling vintage items, fashions, crafts, gifts, jewellery, books, toys, cakes, homewares, bric-a-brac and much more. Fancy a pasty and a pint? Then our beer tent is the place to be. With live music and drama, period fairground rides and stalls, lots of WWI themed entertainment and re-enactions and our brilliant museum collections plus our WW1 trench system you can stay all day and you’ll still not have seen everything!

We’ll all be in period uniform and costume, and we’d be delighted if you’d join in too! Fancy an Edwardian makeover? Let our talented stylists give you that ‘Belle Epoch’ look.

Event

WW1 Edwardian Fete & Fair

Date

Sunday 3rd August 2014

Time

10am until 5pm

Admission Prices

Adults £4.00
All concessions (Children under 16, Full time students, Senior citizens) £2.50

WWI Discovery Days

Our WW1 Discovery Days take place on all bank holidays, every Monday during School Half Term Holidays and every Monday during School Summer Holidays:

Our uniformed guides will take you on a detailed tour of the Museum’s fantastic WW1 trench system, and describe what life was like for soldiers during the Great War. This 500ft trench system contains ‘scrape’ holes, dugout, gun positions and even a tunnel, used during the period to undermine the enemy trenches that were often just a short way away.

Ammunition boxes are strewn around, sandbags line the walls, original signage points the way as the visitor is immersed in a professionally created soundscape that takes you straight to the trenches of WWI France.

Parents and children will also get the chance to try on uniforms, as well as handle weapons and equipment from the time, plus explore the museum and its fascinating collections.

Event

WWI Discovery Days

Dates

Monday 4th August - PRE BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Monday 11th August - PRE BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Monday 18th August - PRE BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Monday 25th August - PRE BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Monday 27th October

Time

Tours start at 11am, 12 noon and 1pm.

Admission Prices

Adults £4.00
All concessions (Children under 16, Full time students, Senior citizens) £3.00

WWI weekend

Commemorating the role of the South and North Staffordshire Regiment Battalions during the 1st Battle of Ypres. Uniformed re-enactors will re-create the experience of trench life in our fantastic WW1 trench system, and describe what life was like for soldiers during the Great War.

This 500ft trench system contains ‘scrape’ holes, dugout, gun positions and even a tunnel, used during the period to undermine the enemy trenches that were often just a short way away. Ammunition boxes are strewn around, sandbags line the walls, original signage points the way as the visitor is immersed in a professionally created soundscape that takes you straight to the trenches of WWI France.

We also re-create ‘back areas’ or the activities that were going on behind the trenches including dressing stations and mess tents, and you’ll get the chance to chat to British and German soldiers alike, try on uniforms and handle weapons and equipment. A fascinating insight into the Great War.

 

Event

WWI weekend

Date

20th & 21st September 2014

Time

10am until 4pm

Admission Prices

Adults £6.00
All concessions (Children under 16, Full time students, Senior citizens) £4.00
Family ticket (2 adults and 3 children) £18.00

Night in the Trenches

One of the most popular events in the Museum’s calendar is ‘Night in the Trenches’ which will be taking place this year in the remarkable new trench system. This is an opportunity to experience a soldier’s life in the trenches in WWI. Uniformed re-enactors take you back to evoke the life lived and conditions experienced by our troops during the Great War. Guided tours take place from 4.30 – 7.45pm and pre booking is essential. Good wheelchair access. Please ring 24 hours in advance for event confirmation.

Event

August Discovery Days

Date

8th November 2014

Time

Tours begin at 4.30pm

Admission Prices

Adults £6.00
All concessions (Children under 16, Full time students, Senior citizens) £4.00
Family ticket (up to 2 adults and 3 children) £18.00

Carols in the Trenches

Carols in the Trenches is an evocative re-enactment of the 1914 Christmas Truce. Come along to the Staffordshire Regiment Museum for an evening of Carols set in the Museum’s WWI trench system, concluded by a re-enactment of the Christmas Truce where British soldiers emerged from the trench to shake hands with their German counterparts who were dug in just yards away. A thoughtful, festive and uplifting evening.

Event

Carols in the Trenches

Date

13th December 2014

Time

From 7pm – 8.30pm

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

*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 curator@staffordshireregimentmuseum.com

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