The Cheshire Military Museum, in Chester, tells the story of the Cheshire Soldiers from the 17th Century right through to the present day.
Follow the exploits of the Regiments of Cheshire and their travels across the world during many great battles. Learn about the wars they fought, experience life in the trenches for a World War One soldier, and immerse yourself in the history of the soldiers.
The museum also houses the Archive of the Cheshire Regiment. For all enquiries relating to people who have served with the Cheshire Regiment click here.
Hello, Firstly, I want to express how much I enjoyed my recent visit to the Cheshire Military Museum. The staff were very helpful and the museum was truly excellent, so I'd like to offer my thanks.
Seeing the uniforms on display inspired me to recreate one in model form (a hobby of mine) and I thought perhaps some of your colleagues might be interested to take a look. Using 28mm models, I've depicted a small group of the Cheshire Greys volunteers during rifle practice. Hopefully they might offer a fair representation of the volunteers around the time of the late 19th century. Thanks again and best wishes to all involved in the museum. Mark Garner
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The Mercian Regiment was formed on 1 September 2007, when three other military regiments; The 22nd Cheshire Regiment, The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment, and The Staffordshire Regiment, merged into one infantry regiment.
Shown here nearly finished just the motorbikes to be put in. Looking like a Company Command Post now.
Just arrived and now on display at the Museum. The L2 BAT (Battalion, Anti-Tank) was a 120 mm calibre recoilless anti-tank rifle used by the British Army. It was also produced in the MOBAT version without a gun shield, and the ConBAT version with a new spotting rifle attachment.
On 11 June 1762, a British party stormed a detached redoubt on the Cavannos heights. Only then did the British command realise how strong the Morro was, surrounded by brushwood and protected by a large ditch. With the arrival of their siege train the next day, the British began erecting batteries among the trees on La Cabana hill overlooking the Morro (some 7 metres higher) as well as the city and the bay. Surprisingly, this hill had been left undefended by the Spanish army despite its well-known strategic importance.
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Sir Charles Napier led a small force of 2,500, consisting of native infantry and cavalry and one British regiment, The Cheshire Regiment, against the Baluchi Army of the Ameers of Scinde. The desert fortress of Emaun Ghur was destroyed and then, on the 17th February 1843, Napier's small force defeated 30,000 Baluchis at Meeanee. The province of Scinde fell into British hands and the Cheshire Regiment gained the honours of Meeanee, Hyderbad and Scinde. The honours of Meeanee and Hyderbad are shared with some Indian Regiments. That of Scinde is borne by The Cheshire Regiment alone.
A tradition of the 22nd was The Pearson Trophy Cross Country run. This was held every Friday regardless of the weather conditions or where they were serving in the world. Once completed the troops were allowed to leave Barracks for the weekend.
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Cheshire Military Museum
The Castle, Chester,
Cheshire CH1 2DN.
Tel: 01244 327617
Email: Click here
Opening TimesOpen Daily 10am-5pm.
Last admission 4 pm
Open on Bank Holidays. (closed 2 weeks over the Christmas period)
Indoor city centre attraction
See Accessibility details under CONTACT US
School visits can be arranged
Guided tours for parties available
We are an Independent Museum and we run as a charitable trust. We have to charge an entry fee to raise income to support ourselves.