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Cumbria's Museum of Military Life

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Great day for a five year old to explore this local attraction. Halloween visit ,Scary stories and... read more

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I visited the museum when I was looking around Carlisle Castle. I was amazed at the number of... read more

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'Ordinary people doing extraordinary things' Cumbria's Museum of Military Life is a new interactive visitor attraction for all ages located in Carlisle Castle. The Museum tells the 300 year story of the history of The Border Regiment and its...more
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Reviewed today

Great day for a five year old to explore this local attraction. Halloween visit ,Scary stories and treasure hunt with question sheet to complete. Left a lot to our imagination but was fun participating. Grandson loved his certificate and was not bored once. Great value...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visited the museum when I was looking around Carlisle Castle. I was amazed at the number of exhibits they had on show. Very well displayed and a cafe to boot. I would 'recommend this to anyone that has an interest in military history.More

Date of experience: November 2018
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CMOML, Front Office Manager at Cumbria's Museum of Military Life, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the great review! We are very lucky to have such an extensive collection here in the Museum (and even more that we don't have room to display!). Why not sign up to our email newsletter at the top of our website to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

War is no fun & this museum reinforces that point. Some really good displays tracing the history of the local regiments.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank M1751CWstevenk
CMOML, Front Office Manager at Cumbria's Museum of Military Life, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for looking round the Museum and the review. War is no fun indeed but we hope that the human stories behind it all came through in the exhibits

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This museum packs a great deal into a modet sized building. The displays walk you through centuries of military history illustrated by the arms and eauipment of the different eras. The exhibits are very well labelled and some of the individual stories are fascinating.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Andrew B
CMOML, Front Office Manager at Cumbria's Museum of Military Life, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review. There are so many individual stories in the Museum that we sometimes have a hard time telling them all. We are currently looking at ways to include even more of them!

Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

A great place to visit. So many aspects of the military that you never think about, particularly everyday life. The staff are very helpful and knowledgeable and I will certainly be visiting again

Date of experience: October 2018
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CMOML, Front Office Manager at Cumbria's Museum of Military Life, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the review and we look forward to seeing you again! Why not sign up to our email newsletter (link at the top of our website) to find out all the latest goings on and when new exhibitions open?

Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Very informative, with interesting displays. The museum really captures your attention. For anyone that likes museums, this is a must do when visiting the area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mbetowler
CMOML, Front Office Manager at Cumbria's Museum of Military Life, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the excellent review, we are glad you enjoyed the visit! All of the staff and volunteers have put a lot of hard work into the museum and it is lovely to hear these comments from visitors.

Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

History preserved at its best. Visited the museum when we are going to celebrate remembrance day. When in Carlisle please visit the museum.

Date of experience: October 2018
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CMOML, Front Office Manager at Cumbria's Museum of Military Life, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the lovely review. Our opening hours can be found on our website, and we agree, we are well worth a visit!

Reviewed October 2, 2018

I visited Carlisle Museum of Military Life with the Womens Institute and we had a very interesting talk and slide show about the Kings own Border Regiment and the part they played in the First World War and we then visited the museum which is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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CMOML, Front Office Manager at Cumbria's Museum of Military Life, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the review, if any other groups would like a tour or talk, please feel free to contact the Museum directly and this can be arranged.

Reviewed September 16, 2018

I have visited the museum several times over the last 20 years and it's move from the Inner Ward of the castle to its current, larger building was an inspired move as the additional space better allows its fantastic array of artefacts to be displayed....More

Date of experience: October 2017
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CMOML, Front Office Manager at Cumbria's Museum of Military Life, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Thank you for the excellent review, and we agree we are well worth the admission price! The move into our current building has allowed us to have a temporary exhibition space upstairs which currently houses the exhibition 'Lest We Forget' telling the story of 100...More

Reviewed September 9, 2018

This museum is definitely worth a visit if visiting Carlisle. Based in the grounds of Carlisle castle, this place is small but has a huge collection of military goodies. Theirs a quiz for the kids to complete as they walk around & a gift shop...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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CMOML, Front Office Manager at Cumbria's Museum of Military Life, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Thanks for the review! There is plenty to do and see for the whole family. Over the school holidays we also run holiday workshops, keep an eye on the events section of our website for more information.

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AngelaP551
July 14, 2018|
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Response from CMOML | Property representative |
Dogs are allowed in the museum but not in the Cafe
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br00kski
August 26, 2016|
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Unfortunately as Judy has pointed out, parking on the Parade Square is for staff and Blue Badge holders only. There is a pay and display car park next to the castle which is a short distance away Matt, Museum Assistant
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NannaPhyl
February 7, 2015|
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Response from DanMason85 | Property representative |
Hello, the nearest car park to us is Devonshire Walk pay and display which is just round the corner from the castle. However if you are a disabled badge holder you can park inside the Castle.
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