Staffordshire Regiment Museum

‘Stand Firm, Strike Hard.’ Motto of the 3rd Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Staffords).

During The Great War, the South and North Staffordshire Regiments as they were then took part in many of the major actions of the war, distinguishing themselves at the Battle of the Somme, the Third Battle of Ypres, the Battle of Amiens, The Battle of Mons, and most of the battles on the Western Front.

At the museum you’ll learn how men born in Staffordshire were soldiers long before a regiment was raised there in the reign of Queen Anne. You can follow the story of the Regiment from its raising in Lichfield in 1705 and its early service in the Caribbean through practically every war and campaign fought by Britain up to the present day. In 1959  the South and North Staffordshire Regiments amalgamated to form the Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales’s).

In 2000, the museum’s now famous World War 1 replica trench was constructed outside in the grounds. This was the starting point for the Museums education programme which focuses on the experiences of the World War 1 and World War 2 soldier.

Trenches tour at Staffordshire Regiment Museum

Trenches tour at Staffordshire Regiment Museum

The trench complex, too, provides a focal point for a wide range of events and activities, many involving uniformed re-enactors and full-scale battles. The education programme alone attracts around 5,000 schoolchildren each year and the Museum has doubled its visitor numbers since its refurbishment.

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