Visit the Museum
Ordinary people doing extraordinary things
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.
Visitors to the Museum do not need to pay at the Castle gatehouse and can freely walk through the Castle gate if wishing to just visit the Museum.
November – March: Saturday to Thursday 10am – 4pm (closed on Fridays)
We are closed between 20th December and 2nd January
April – 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)
We offer discounts for groups of 11 or more people. For detailed information and to request a booking form please click here.
Our cafe is open 10:00 am to 4:00pm 7 days a week May to October and run by John Watt who also have a Cafe in Bank Street Carlisle which has being in existence since 1865.
If you want to speak to someone about an item in the museum or some research you are carrying out can you please contact the museum before hand by e-mail: email@example.com or telephone 01228 532774.
How to find us
The Castle is located on Castle Way on the north side of Carlisle City Centre; 15 minutes walk from the railway station and 10 minutes from the bus station. Don’t be put off by the dual carriageway there is a very informative under pass below Tullie House.
By road from north, east and south M6 Junction 43 & 44; A595 from the west. Our Postcode is CA3 8UR.
Parking in the Castle is only available for disabled visitors, but there are several car parks nearby in the city centre. The nearest public car park to the Castle is the Devonshire Walk pay and display (CA3 8UL for sat nav). These car parks are not managed by the Museum or English Heritage.
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