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Staffordshire Regiment Museum discovery days bring World War One trenches to life

Life in the World War One trenches will be revisited during discovery days at the Staffordshire Regiment Museum.

The trench dug out at the Staffordshire Regiment Museum

The trench dug out at the Staffordshire Regiment Museum

Members of the team at Whittington will dress in period costume to take visitors through the recreated front lines on August 17 and 31.

A spokesperson said: “This remarkable experience is made all the more evocative by the boom of heavy artillery and the crack of sniper bullets, original artefacts and signage.

“Visitors can sit in a re-created dug out – complete with furniture, rations and postcards from home – and watch a film of trench footage taken on the Western Front.

“Visitors can also explore a section of German trench and enter a British trench tunnel, used to undermine the enemy’s trenches that were often such a short way away.”

The discovery days will also give people a chance to try on uniforms and handle period weapons.

The trench tours start at 11am and run every 20 minutes until 4pm. Entry is £5 adults, £4 concessions and £20 for a family ticket for two adults and up to three children.

For more information, visit the Staffordshire Regiment Museum website or call 01543 434394.

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