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Cumbria‘s Museum of Military Life is Carlisle’s newest visitor attraction, telling the 300-year story of Cumbria’s County Infantry Regiment and its soldiers past and present.
Get closer to history, with a huge variety of items including uniforms, medals, weapons and silver as well as interactive displays and dioramas. This new state of the art exhibition features a First World War trench environment, immersive audio/visual displays and an interactive trail for young people.
The Museum is located right in the heart of historic Carlisle Castle.
Joint Tickets are available from English Heritage.
Visitors wishing to visit the Museum only pay admission at the Museum front desk rather than the English Heritage gatehouse.
November – March: Saturday to Thursday 10am – 4pm (closed on Fridays)
We are closed 24th December to 29th December and 1st January
1st April – 30th September: Daily 10am – 6pm
October: Daily 10am – 5pm
|Museum Only Admission||Joint Site Admission*|
|Family (2 Adults 3 Children)||£10.00||£24.20|
|English Heritage Members||Museum Only Admission||Joint Site Admission|
|Serving Duke of Lancs||Museum Only Admission||Joint Site Admission|
(id/membership card required)
*Only available from English Heritage at the Castle Gatehouse
We offer discounts for groups of 11 or more people. For detailed information and to request a booking form please click here.
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The Museum has always been located in Carlisle Castle but in 2014, with the help of Heritage Lottery Funding, it was moved from the Inner Ward to Alma block in the Outer Ward.
This provided more space and better access for visitors, and gives us the opportunity to display items and vehicles. It allows us to reinforce the strong links between Cumbria’s regiments and the local community, and share remarkable stories of courage, loyalty and service.
Our Museum will continue to be an important source of information for former soldiers and their families, historians and family history researchers. By reaching out to schools and colleges, we’ll help keep the memories alive for future generations.
Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life is run by the Border Regiment & King’s Own Royal Border Regiment Museum Fund, a Registered Charitable Trust (No. 271943) and accredited under the Museums, Libraries and Archives Registration Scheme (No. 435).
We are managed by a board of trustees and run on a daily basis by a committed team of curatorial staff.