Chance for visitors to enjoy Edwardian World War One weekend at the Staffordshire Regiment Museum

Visitors to a Lichfield attraction will get the chance to step back in time this weekend.

The Staffordshire Regiment Museum will host its World War One Edwardian event on Saturday (August 6) and Sunday.

Crowds enjoying a tour of the Staffordshire Regiment Museum trenches

Crowds enjoying a tour of the Staffordshire Regiment Museum trenches

People will be able to chat to soldiers in period dress and learn about the trenches they fought in.

Saturday will also allow visitors to find out about the contribution made by Sikh regiments who stood alongside the British soldiers.

The Birmingham Pals are occupying the museum’s trench system, with German re-enactors showing what life was life on the other side of the line.

The Brown Paper Trench

The Brown Paper Trench

The Staffordshire Corps of Drums will be showing off their impressive musical skills, while history demonstrators the Time Healers will be explaining Edwardian medicine and fashion.

The museum’s new art installation, a poignant and moving Brown Paper Trench will be officially opened by creator Grace Westwood on Sunday.

Admission is £5 for adults and £4 for children – under 5s go free. Family tickets for two adults and up to three children are £15. The event starts at 10am and ends at 4pm on both days. For more information call 01543 434394.

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