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The King's Own Border Regiment Museum

Castle Way | Carlisle Castle, Carlisle CA3 8UR, England
+44(0) 1228 532774
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Ranked #19 of 24 attractions in Carlisle
Type: Military Museums
Most recent review
- Jun 16, 2014
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Felixstowe
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
52 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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34 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Excellent day out with the kids, the regiment is no more but what a lot of history! The chap in the museum is full of information and will answer any questions you have. Worth a visit and a walk around the castle is a must!!

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North East Coast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

There is so much here, all so very poignant. The most moving item, I felt, was the WWI recruiting poster, appealing to boy scouts to volunteer to be slaughtered.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Great place to visit, to see the hundreds of years of history of the men from the fells, the battles they fought, the honours they won. Sad that they only exist within the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment now but the tradition and spirit remains.

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