Cheshire Military Museum


Open Thursday - Sunday 11-3.30. Last admission is 3pm.

About this Museum

Cheshire Military Museum tells the story of Cheshire’s soldiers from the 17th century to the present day. The museum is housed in a Regency building designed by Thomas Harrison, and built on top of a ruined Norman castle which fell into disrepair after the English Civil War. The building was used as a barracks to maintain law and order in Chester, and is now the Regimental Headquarters for the Mercian Regiment.

For hundreds of years, Cheshire soldiers have fought in conflicts which have significantly shaped world history. The museum contains a huge diversity of material to tell their stories, including:

  • A very rare pre-1830 cavalry cape, one of only three known in the UK. Worn by Surgeon Carline of the Carabiniers.
  • The Victoria Cross won by Thomas Alfred Jones who took 102 German prisoners. Also on display is the helmet he wore on that day, complete with bullet hole.
  • The pen used to sign the Japanese surrender at the end of the Second World War.


The Castle



Adult: £4
Concession: £2
Family ticket: £9



01244 327 617

Visit info

Length of visit

1-2 hours


A museum quiz is available.
Special activities, enactments and costumed performances on occasion.
Guided tours are available by booking in advance.


Space available for regimental and veterans events.
Small gift shop.
Access to the archives is available on request.


Photography allowed, but no flash photography of uniforms on display.


All areas of the museum are wheelchair accessible, however floors are uneven in some places. Accessible toilets and baby change available.

Getting there
By car:

Pay and display parking available at the Castle car park or Little Roodee.

By train:

Chester Station

Mooring Points:

Telford’s Warehouse is the nearest mooring point.

Nearest Venues