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The Staffordshire Regiment Museum

No frills but plenty of guts

An apt description of the bravery, tenacity and heroism of the men who have served with the Staffordshire Regiment over the last 300 years. The Staffordshire Regiment Museum tells the story of this famous county Regiment and all of its antecedents.

FOLLOW the story of the Regiment from its raising in Lichfield in 1705 and its early service in the Caribbean through practically every war and campaign fought by Britain up to the present day.

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EXPERIENCE something of the horror of the Western Front by touring our full-scale reconstruction of a First World War trench.

MEMORIES of Staffordshire’s soldiers through the ages are recalled, at home as well as far away: the near death sentence of service in the West Indies in the 18th Century, battles against Napoleon in Flanders and Spain, police duties in England and Ireland, Victoria’s Wars across the Globe, all the major battles of the two World Wars, keeping the peace and fighting the wars of the 21st Century. Throughout is the story of the man himself.

DISCOVER the heroic stories of the 14 Victoria Cross winners. See the pocket Bible that stopped a German bullet and the steel helmet that saved an officer’s life. Carry out research into the lives of the soldiers or aspects of the Regiment’s history in extensive archives.

ENJOY our special exhibitions and events


Severe weather guidelines

As we enter the winter season, we think it’s timely to let you know our thoughts on how the weather conditions might affect us. The museum is open seven days a week and there is a general supposition that only extreme weather such as heavy snowfalls will force us to either close early, or not open at all. Therefore, if you are contemplating a visit and snow is forecast, please feel free to check with us before making the journey. The museum office is staffed until 4pm each day. If you are calling on the day of your visit and there has been a heavy snowfall and there is no reply, it is highly likely that our staff have been unable to get in and we are closed. Whilst common sense generally prevails, the safety of our customers and our mainly volunteer staff, is paramount. Many thanks and ‘fingers crossed’ that no-one is inconvenienced.’