Museum of the Manchester Regiment

About This Museum

The Museum tells the story of generations of soldiers, from the raising of the Regiment in 1756 through to Regimental life today. The Museum’s Ladysmith Gallery (re-developed in 2002) tells our story chronologically, covering major actions such as the American War of Independence, New-Zealand, the Crimea, South Africa, both World Wars and the Malayan Emergency. The Gallery also houses over 1800 medals including 6 Victoria Cross Groups as well as a reconstruction of a First World War trench. The Forshaw Gallery (Re-developed in 2006) covers themed aspects of our story including recreation, daily routine, the soldier as collector, regimental insignia, regimental dress, Mess Life and some of our Regimental Treasures. The Gallery also includes a reconstruction of a Barrack Room from Ladysmith Barracks and original Army Jeep as well as many family-friendly interactives that bring our story to life for the whole family. The Special Exhibition space changes every 6 months. This space highlights a lesser-known aspect of our story and gives repeat visitors something new to see each time they visit’.

The Regimental Archives are deposited with Tameside Local Studies and Archives Centre, Just 10 minutes walk from the Museum. For more information please contact the Archive Centre directly on 0161 342 4242.