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

What a Mess!

What a Mess!

Cheshire Military Museum in Castle Square, Chester has a new temporary exhibition looking at life surrounding the Officers’ Mess (and that of the Sergeants and Corporals too) which provides meals, recreational facilities and sometimes accommodation for officers in the...

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Major General Peter Martin CBE Recalls the events of D-Day

Major General Peter Martin CBE Recalls the events of D-Day

Major General Peter Martin CBE landed with the 2nd Battalion on D-Day on Gold Beach. He was a Major and a Company Commander. In the video below, thought to have been recorded in 2004, he recalls the events of the day as he experienced them. Peter was commissioned into...

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Cheshire Regiment Veterans Donation to the Museum

Cheshire Regiment Veterans Donation to the Museum

The Cheshire Regiment Association May reunion was recently held in the Museum Courtyard. Over 150 veterans attended and raised £1980 with a raffle and £400 from Ian Murphy and Vic Evans’s BBQ. A Fantastic total of £2380 donated to the Museum.

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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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