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The King's Own Border Regiment Museum - CLOSED

Address: Castle Way | Carlisle Castle, Carlisle CA3 8UR, England
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Type: Military Museums, Museums
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Type: Military Museums, Museums
Owner description: moved location to http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/7242073

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We went to see our grandfather`s medals which date from the Boer War. He served with the Border regiment. The museum is in the process of transferring from it`s old location to the new one and the move is still in progress. I am sure that when it is finished it will be a great museum..

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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Recently reopened in a new, bigger building in the outer ward of Carlisle Castle the renamed Cumbria Museum of Military Life does what it sets out to do, which is to give an overview of military life in Cumbria and the major part played by the historic and current County Regiment (35th 55th, Border Kings Own Border and now Duke... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Just reopened after the revamp. Small but very interesting museum, well set out lots to see. I went up to see the museum as my Grandfather was in the Border Regiment in WW2. Thay asked me to bring any photos of him I had, for them to make copy's. I would definitely go again.

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Felixstowe
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Don't go onto the Castle to see the museum. You will be disappointed. It is currently closed and we would not have paid had we known this was shut for renovation. The rest of the castle is poor value to look round and the main exhibit poorly signed.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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100 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The castle was closed during the winter which sickened me as we travelled from Northumberland by train to see the castle only the museum was open was expensive to go in just to see some medals and bored me to ears it was very fundamental but the staff were quite friendly and helpful hence why not a one and the... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

A very well presented museum, a great tribute to our brave men of years gone by right up to present day. Loads inside to see and touch. Takes you back and everything on display can be explained to you.

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Summerville, United States
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45 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The museum displays the history of this much-contested borderland between centuries of warring kings, as told through the eyes pf the regiment that defended Carlisle and Carlisle Castle.

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Bailieborough, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Currently in the process of moving to bigger premises, there is an astonishing collection of memorabilia which deserves to be displayed and shared. Fascinating and the highlight of our visit to Carlisle Castle.

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138 reviews 138 reviews
34 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The museum is inside the inner castle grounds and displayed over a couple of stories. The collection covers generations of warfare from the last century until recent times. The entry is free and having paid for the entry to the castle - have a look!! There was staff there on the day we visited to answer questions should they arise.

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Carlisle
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

it needs your support and can give you a real insight into military life and how it changed over the years for one and then two regiments. Well worth a look.

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