Our Camp Fisher adventure playground was opened in the summer of 2019. It is dedicated to the memory of WO2 Ian Fisher who was killed in action whilst serving in Afghanistan with the 3rd Battalion The Mercian Regiment in 2013. It was built with grant funding from the Armed Forces Community Covenant and Heritage Lottery Fund.
It is the only playground in the world which is based on a Warrior Armoured Fighting Vehicle. Warrior vehicles were used by the Staffordshire Regiment in the first Gulf War and are still used today by the 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment.
The Warrior is accessible inside by wheelchairs and can accommodate children up to 12 years of age.
Step inside our Second World War public air raid experience and close the door behind you if you dare. Inside you will experience the sounds of what a real air raid during the blitz sounded like.
The sound clippings used for the experience were originally taken during a bombing raid of nearby Coventry City.
The experience is fully accessible for wheelchair users and pushchairs. The low lighting and sound effects may not be suitable for younger children.
Our Pill Box was moved to the Museum site several years ago from its original position in north Staffordshire. Structures like these were built up and down Britain in the early years of the Second World War. They formed a series of stop lines, which the home defence force would work along in the threat of a German invasion.
It has been painted and displayed inside to reflect the way it would have looked when in use during the war.
Please note the original build design of the structure does not make it accessible for all users.
Our Memorial Garden was formally opened in 2016 by HRH the Duke of Gloucester. The garden itself was built on the Museum site and funded by the Staffordshire Regimental Association. It became the home to the original memorial plaque for the Staffordshire Regiment which had originally been located at the National Memorial Arboretum.