The Manchester Regiment Museum is within the beautiful Victorian Town Hall in the main square of Ashton-under-Lyne. The museum tells the story of generations of Manchester Regiment soldiers from 1756 to 1958.
There are lots of historical objects on display, including 1,800 medals of which five are Victoria Crosses. You’ll also discover a few interactive exhibits and clothes from various eras to dress up in. In one section there’s a reconstruction of a First World War trench, which is very interesting but a bit dark, and may be quite scary for little ones. Every Wednesday during the school holidays from 11am-3pm you can meet the character of Tommy Atkins, a First World War soldier, try on his uniform and handle the equipment.
Tues-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-1pm.
Admission free. Pushchair entrance at the side of the building.
Manchester Regiment Museum,
The Town Hall, Market Place, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 6DL
Tel: 0161 343 2878 tameside.gov.uk