Opening Times

Thursday – Sunday
11am – 4pm
Last entry 3:30pm

Ticket Information

Adult – £5.00
Concession – £3.00
Family – £10.00

The Museum

The Castle, Chester
Cheshire CH1 2DN
t: 01244 327617

The Cheshire Military Museum


Telling the story of Cheshire Soldiers from the 17th Century to the present day.

Follow their exploits and travels across the World during many great battles. Learn about the wars the Regiments of Cheshire fought and immerse yourself in their history and experiences.

Find out what life was like in the trenches for a World War One soldier or new recruit, in barracks or on the battlefield using film archive, interactive displays, scenes and settings.

The museum also houses the Archive of the Cheshire Regiment. If you want to find out more about anyone who has served with the Cheshire Regiment click here.

Schools and college visits are welcome, with a full programme of visits tailored to make it an exciting and thought provoking experience using hands-on artifacts and objects.

Military Museum News

HM Veteran Card scheme

HM Veteran Card scheme

HM Veteran Card Scheme is now open for UK residents to apply, those living abroad will be welcome later this year.  As our veterans will know, there are frustrations when trying to access benefits and services without the considerable administrative burden of proving...

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Visitors from Malta

Visitors from Malta

We were honoured to receive two visitors from Malta recently. Paul and Josette Mifsud enjoyed their tour of the museum and were really pleased to see the displays about the Siege of Malta (1940-42). Malta and all of its inhabitants won the George Cross at the end of...

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 Plan Your Day at The Museum

Please allow one hour for a quick ‘fly through’ or up to 3 hours for a comprehensive visit. This is an indoor, city centre attraction which is 
Wheelchair Accessible. School visits can be arranged. Guided tours for parties are available.

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Virtual Displays

We have many displays which are suitable for children as well as adults and aim to make the museum interesting and relevant for all age groups. Why not bring the whole family.

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What Our Visitors Say

Wolverham Primary School

“The use of artefacts and sources to learn about the war and what life was like for people living then was very useful. Staff are very knowledgeable and were able to answer the children’s questions.”

A Hartley

“There is so much to see and enjoy here which I hadn’t appreciated until we visited. The displays and exhibits are really interesting and we ended up staying far longer than we’d thought. The children really enjoyed the interactive games and quizzes and my father loved remembering some of the events and talking to the kids about them. A thoroughly enjoyable day I would definitely recommend.”

J Roberts

“I wanted to find out more about my Uncle who served in the Cheshires in the 1950s. The staff were incredibly helpful and we were able to find photos and records which really brought him and his experiences to life for a new generation of the family. Thank you!”

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