Our Museum is currently closed to the public to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Raised in 1794 following Prime Minister William Pitt's order to rally volunteer bodies of men to defend Great Britain from foreign invasion, the Staffordshire Yeomanry began as a volunteer cavalry regiment, whose motto was "Pro aris et focis" ("For hearth and home"). Its first official meeting was at the Swan Hotel in Stafford, a stone's throw from the Museum which is located at the Ancient High House, Greengate Street. On the top floor of this magnificent Tudor oak-framed building, you will discover a vibrant gallery space where we pay tribute to the Regiment and showcase how it has changed and adapted over the centuries.
Displayed is a unique collection of military uniforms, firearms, campaign equipment and personal memorabilia, which explores the connections of local families to the Regiment and highlights the significant part Staffordshire played in historical world events. The Regiment has been part of the county for well over 200 years and has seen active service in all the major conflicts. The museum illustrates this wonderfully through its displays, which help to pass on the history of the regiment to future generations.
The Museum is a registered charity and relies on fundraising and donations for its survival. We organise an annual lecture every Autumn which takes place in the Science Centre at Staffordshire University in Stoke-on-Trent. The lectures have proven to be extremely popular; if you would like to attend and/or make a donation to our cause, please subscribe below and we can make sure you receive an invitation.
A poignant and evocative collection of photos from three personal WW2 albums belonging to Major T H Gardner will soon be available to view on the website. Watch this space!