Cheshire Military Museum

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Cheshire Military Museum


Cheshire Military Museum is a fantastic place to find out about the military history of the Cheshire regiments during many battles across the world.You can learn about the wars that they fought as you immerse yourself in the fascinating history of these valiant soldiers. Experience what life was like in the trenches during World War I and discover the harsh discipline of the 18th century, when it seems they wanted men to be more frightened of their superiors than the enemy!There are plenty of interesting things to see such as an impressive medal collection (there are over 200 drawers full!), and a number of different uniforms. You can see lots of cool weapons, including a number of rifles and machine guns, plus signalling equipment and a collection of regimental silver. It is worth taking your time in the Introductory Room at the start as it will give you the chance to find out about badges of rank and military terminology that may be used. You can also find out about the history of the castle, including its time as a training depot for the regiment.


There is no getting away from the fact that Chester is a historic city and to add to the historic story, the museum based here at Chester Castle is a great way to learn more about the military part that Chester and the wider Cheshire area has played over the years. I found the exhibits on display to be very informative and the staff were more than eager to answer any questions I had. The entrance fee is is low compared to other military museums I have been to and the museum itself more than surpassed my visitor experience expectations. The museum is really easy to find, being located within the car park to the famous Crown Court which sentenced the infamous Moors Murderers, Ian Brady & Myra Hindley. I love Chester and a trip to this city is not complete without a visit to the museum, whether you have an interest in the Military or not.

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