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.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
From Boyne to Basra is a short, easy to read, pocket history of the 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment. A must for anyone who has an interest in the Regiment. It follows the exploits of the regiment from 1689,when the unit was raised on the Roodee, through to 2007, when, on return from active duty in Basra, the men of Cheshire become the 1st Battalion the Mercian Regiment (Cheshire). Click link below to purchase. Purchase from our online shop.
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
Looking like a Company Command Post now. Come along and have a look yourself.
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.
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.