Cumbria Military Museum

(See also Carlisle and Carlisle Castle)

Cumbria Military Museum by Matthew Wells FlickrThe Cumbria Military Museum also known as the King’s Own Royal Regimental Museum is located in Carlisle Castle in what was once the royal apartments, a chapel, and the Great Hall.

In 1872-3 Carlisle was designated as the training depot of the 34th Cumberland and 55th Westmorland Regiments, known in 1881 as the Border Regiment. From that time until 1959 when regiments were amalgamated, Carlisle Castle was home to the Border Regiment training depot. After 1959, the training aspect was discontinued, but the Castle is still home to the Regimental Museum.

The museum houses the uniforms, equipment, medals, weapons, silver, and other memorabilia of Cumbria’s County Infantry Regiment, the King’s Own Royal Border Regiment, and local Militia. There are video presentations.

Visitor Information
Cumbria Military Museum
Queen Mary’s Tower, Carlisle Castle
Carlisle CA3 8UR
Tel. 0 1228 532 774
Web: Cumbria Military Museum
Carlisle is located on the A595
Open: April-end Sep, 9:30am-5pm daily; Oct-end March, 10am-4pm daily; closed 24-26 Dec and 1 Jan
Shop with souvenirs and printed material.

Photo courtesy of Matthew Wells

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