Staffordshire Yeomanry Museum

How to get here:
10 minutes walk from the station. By car exit M6 at J13 then A449 or J14 then A34

The collection covers the history of this County Yeomanry Cavalry Regiment from its formation in 1794 to 1945. Special emphasis is laid on the World War 2 period where the Yeomanry fought at El Alamein and later took part in the D Day landings and the crossing of the Rhine (in swimming tanks). There is also an excellent collection of Victorian uniforms as well as items from the South African War and the First World War. Throughout there are displays of weapons, medals, pictures, detailed models and audio- visual displays. The museum is designed to appeal to the general public as well as military enthusiasts. Some archives are held on site but the majority are in the County Record Office some 500m away. Consultation by appointment. tel. 01785 278379 "A Yeoman's Story - The Diary of Trooper Raymond Brown, Staffordshire Yeomanry (QORR) 1915 - 1919" has just been reprinted in anticipation of the 2014-18 commemorations. It is available from the shop in the Ancient High House, Greengate St. Stafford, ST16 2HS, or from the Curator price £5.