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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.

We Will Remember Them

A week today will be the 10th Anniversary for when the Staffordshire Regiment tragically lost three of members.

A Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving for the Lives of 2/Lt Richard Shearer, Private Leon Spicer and Private Phillip Hewett will be held on Saturday 1st August 2015.

You will all remember the tragedy of 16th July 2005 when three of our brave Stafford's were killed by a road side bomb in Al Amarah and two more, seriously wounded. With this year being the tenth anniversary the families are keen to hold a memorial service for them.

The service will take place at The Staffordshire Regimental Association plot at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas. There will be a few benches and chairs out for the elderly or disabled, but the majority of the congregation will be standing.

We will gather at 1030 hrs for an 1100 hrs service, which will be taken by The Revd. Keith Barry, who was Padre of 1 STAFFORDS at the time.

Members of The Staffordshire Regiment Association and Mercian Regiment Volunteers Association plus serving and former members of The Mercian Regiment; are all invited to attend. Branch Standards are requested. The families have invited their own guests.

Afterwards there will be a reception in the Royal British Legion Club in Alrewas. We would be grateful if Branches and individuals could inform me if they intend going to this. We have been allocated fifty places, but for planning purposes, the families would like to have an idea of approximate numbers.

If you wish to attend, please contact Jim Massey on:-

E-Mail: Jim.massey767@mod.uk
Tel: 01543 434392

WW2 Weekend

If you visit the Staffordshire Regiment Museum on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July don’t be surprised if you bump into Winston Churchill, General Montgomery, the French Resistance, Land Girls and glamorous 1940s singers! The museum’s WW2 Weekend is a celebration and commemoration of the war years, where you can step back in time to an era of make-do-and-mend and bulldog spirit. During this weekend event, visitors can be transformed by a vintage hairstylist who’ll give you the latest 1940s ‘look’. There’s also lots of vintage clothes, jewellery and accessories to tempt you, plus treats, gifts and crafts in the ‘Black Market Bazaar’. There’s more to see and do this year than ever before with lots of tasty treats on offer (including BBQ and pulled pork) plus stalls selling all manner of vintage and modern gifts and collectables. On the day, kids can get involved in children’s art activities making the kind of toys that would have been available to wartime children. Visit the NAAFI Café for original recipe cakes and treats and relax amongst the fluttering bunting for a real taste of the world as it used to be. The museum is also delighted to be welcoming French Resistance re-enactors plus the PBI Airborne group, the FJK 44 German re-enactment group, the 101 American group and the C Troup British Airborne re-enactors. These fascinating re-enactors are all bringing along equipment, vehicles and weapons to give a small taste of life in the theatre of war. With lots of vintage military vehicles also attending, this a great way to learn about life for our troops during WW2. The museum will also be welcoming ponies in the petting zoo, a rifle range, a bar, the fascinating photography and memorabilia displays of local history group ‘You’re probably from Lichfield, Staffs if…’ and the evocative vintage singer Bexi Owen. This is a day out for the whole family. There’s lots of places to sit and enjoy the action and the whole of the museum is wheelchair and buggy friendly. Finally, the museum is honoured to announce that the WW2 Weekend will be officially opened by Mr Fred Mason, a 2nd North Staffordshire Regiment veteran of the 1944 Battle of Anzio.

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) £15.00

Miss Austen and the Regiment

Meet Elizabeth Bennett and Mr Darcy, take a glass of cordial with Mr Wickham or maybe try your hand at dancing with the Harvington Household. Come along and explore Regency life. Think, the Scarlet Pimpernel, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell and the Napoleonic Wars. Visit the museum gallery and see the stunning display of porcelain Waterloo figurines. There will also be a selection of antiques and militaria stalls at this event.

Date

Sunday 20th September

Time

11am – 4pm

Admission Prices

Normal admission prices apply

Adults £4.00
All concessions (Children under 16, Full time students, Senior citizens) £3.00
Family ticket (up to 2 adults and 3 children) £10.00

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