The Museum is situated alongside Whittington Barracks near Lichfield, the historical home of the Regiment, and houses a collection of around 11,000 items. The collection tells the story of the Regiment and its forebears from its formation in Lichfield in 1705. It includes uniforms, equipment, medals (8 of the Regiment’s 13 VCs are on display), badges and regimental memorabilia. There are special sections covering Militia & Volunteers, the Zulu War, both World Wars and the Gulf War. There is a children’s hands-on area and outside there are armoured vehicles, two Anderson Shelters and a long section of WW1 trench. The Regimental archive and library are on-site and may be viewed by appointment. The Museum runs excellent school visits which are linked to the National Curriculum, runs several imaginative military re-enactor events at weekends throughout the year – including Redcoats, WW1, WW2, even Carols in the Trenches. Note: Special Events are in aid of the Staffordshire Regiment Museum Charitable Trust and higher special event prices may apply on these occasions.
The Regimental Archives are held by the Bury St Edmunds branch of Suffolk County Records Office, Tel 01284 741212.
Staffordshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s), South Staffordshire Regiment, 38th (or 1st Staffordshire) Regiment of Foot, 38th Regiment of Foot, Colonel Lillington’s Regiment of Foot, North Staffordshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s), 64th (or 2nd Staffordshire) Regiment of Foot, 64th Regiment of Foot, 80th (or Staffordshire Volunteers) Regiment of Foot, 80th Regiment of Foot , 98th (Prince of Wales’s)Regiment of Foot, 98th Regiment of Foot.
Access to the museum is off the A51 roundabout, located in between DMS Whittington and the Golf Course.
Bus no 765 (Lichfield - Tamworth) stops outside.
Whittington Barracks, Whittington, Lichfield, UK WS14 9PY
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM