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

Remembrance Day 2023, Chester Cathedral Garden

Remembrance Day 2023, Chester Cathedral Garden

Chester held its annual Remembrance Day ceremony at the Cathedral Garden on Saturday, November 11 10.45am-11.30am, and in Chester city centre and Chester Cathedral on Sunday, November 12, from 9am-noon. Other events took place around the County.

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Museum Hosts visit from Chester Business Club

Museum Hosts visit from Chester Business Club

Business leaders from across the region were hosted by Cheshire Military Museum recently. Members of Chester Business Club enjoyed a guided tour of the museum and hospitality on the eve of Remembrance Day. A presentation about Cheshire Archives also gave a great...

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Museum hosts Reception for New Bantams Exhibition

Museum hosts Reception for New Bantams Exhibition

On the eve of Remembrance Day, the Cheshire Military Museum arranged a special preview of this important exhibition before it opened to the public. The viewing was followed by a short reception and presentation by the exhibition creator, Sean Livesey explaining the...

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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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