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Museum - Military

Something for all ages

Something for all ages


A museum/exhibition based on over 6,000 toy soldiers and related forts, guns etc. Battlefield models, Hadrian's Wall feature, historical information. Group talks on history of toys, military history. The exhibition includes approx. 5,500 figures laid out by theme e.g. nationality, historical period, manufacturer, modelling material. Large (40-60 sq ft) Battlefield layouts, local history etc. Activity sheets for young visitors.

We rely on volunteers to open the museum so visitors making a special visit are advised to call to confirm first. Please see contact details below.

Coach parties acceptedFacilities for educational visitsGift shopAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowed

Public toilets 50 yards away.

Opening details

October - November and February - June: Open Saturday and Sunday 11am - 3pm
July - September: Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 4pm
Other School holidays: Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays 11am - 3pm


Adults £2, Under 16 £1.
Family (2 adults, 2 children under 16): £5


Mr Barker

016973 31246


150 Skinburness Road,



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Map reference: NY 116549  Lat: 54.88175 Long: -3.37846


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Public toilets 50 yards away.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls


  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesAudible alarm system

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