Museum hoping for a cracking Easter

Museum hoping for a cracking Easter

Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life in Carlisle Castle is gearing up for a busy Easter Season. The Museum located in the heart of the historic quarter within the grounds of Carlisle Castle tells the story of Cumbria’s County Infantry Regiment and its soldiers past and present. The Museum now moves into its Summer Season and is open seven days a week10am-6pm.

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Over the Easter period (Saturday 8-Sunday 22 April) their popular Wooly Bunny Easter Egg trail through the galleries will take place every day.

On Wednesday 12 April try your hand at making a Pom-Pom Soldier Chick and Wednesday 19 April Decorate an Easter Egg looking at World War II rationing as your theme.

Until 24 April the Museum’s first photographic exhibition Carlisle Castle, Fortress, Depot, Landmark will be open focussing on Carlisle’s most famous landmark through the ages and will include the Civic Coat of Arms, mayoral visits and linking the military connection to the City of Carlisle.

Kindly supported by Carlisle City Council Community Events Fund the exhibition is a nostalgic visitor experience with unseen photographs, earliest illustrations, archive material and pictorial images from Tullie House Collections from the 18th and 19th Centuries. One of the items on show is the Key to the Castle keep, a metal key ceremoniously given to the 4th Battalion, The Border Regiment when it took up residence in the castle in 1963.

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All the activities are free of charge but Museum admission prices apply. The Wednesday Easter workshops run from 11am-3pm.

For further information please contact the Museum on (01228) 532774.

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