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Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life

Located within the walls of historic Carlisle Castle, Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life tells the story of the county’s Regimental history from 1702, through two World Wars, to present day. The Museum’s principal collection includes items associated with the 34th and 55th Regiments of Foot, The Border Regiment, King’s Own Royal Border Regiment, and The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment (Kings, Lancashire and Border). This rich history is told through a wealth of objects and enhanced by excellent audio-visual displays.

Come and see the French Drum Major’s Mace captured by Sergeant Moses Simpson in 1811, learn how Sergeant Edward Mott was awarded the Victoria Cross in 1917, see the message in a bottle thrown overboard just before the D-Day landings in 1944, find out about Lance Corporal Ashley Irving’s near miss in Afghanistan in 2009, and hear more of the stories of ‘ordinary people doing extraordinary things’.

For more information about Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life (including details about opening times, visiting, as well as our Temporary Exhibition and Events Programme), click below to visit our website:

Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life Website

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