translate icon

image for Historical Event item typeNight in the Trenches at Staffordshire Regimental Museum

  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Historical Event, Sat 12 Nov 2016

Night in the Trenches

Night in the Trenches


Staffordshire Regiment Museum

01543 434394


Whittington Barracks,
WS14 9PY

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 12 Nov Night in the Trenches
Sat 10 Dec Carols in the Trenches


Night in the Trenches takes place at dusk under cover of darkness, when the trenches came to life. Visitors are taken down into the British and German trench system, to stand by the man on sentry duty; to watch the gas attack and the treatment of the wounded and to experience the crack, flash and boom of riffles and detonating munitions.

Night in the Trenches is an experience of ‘walking through time’, as visitors chat with serving men who are singing songs, carrying out duties and taking orders from their officers, before getting ready to go ‘over the top’ to assault the German pillbox and trench.

Standing in the open air at night and surrounded by these dedicated re-enactors, visitors will truly experience a taste of WW1 life and combat.

Please note that the noise of rifle fire and some scenes within the re-enactment make this event unsuitable for very small children. Please wear sensible footwear and clothing. The trench and the museum is fully wheelchair accessible.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGift shopItalian signs/guidesOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Equipment available for deaf and hard of hearing, free parking, concession access for carers.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 12 Nov 2016 15:00 to 20:00
To be confirmed


please check website.



See location of Staffordshire Regimental Museum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 151068  Lat: 52.65911 Long: -1.77788

On the A51, between Lichfield and Tamworth, 2 miles from centre of Lichfield.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 km from Lichfield City station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Equipment available for deaf and hard of hearing, free parking, concession access for carers.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesEntrance is well lit
You are accepting third-party cookies. powered by NVG