Museum of the Manchester Regiment

Due to the coronavirus, museums and galleries across the country may be closed or you may have to book a timed ticket in order to visit. Please check their websites and social media channels for up to date information.

The Town Hall
Greater Manchester

    • Phone: 0161 343 2878
    • Regimental Archives: 0161 342 4242

    Why not visit the Museum of the Manchester Regiment in Ashton-under-Lyne's impressive Victorian town hall. The museum is in easy walking distance of both the bus and railway stations and there is ample public parking in the town centre also. If you are a wheelchair user or have a buggy there is access to all the museums's galleries by use of a lift from the ground floor where there are also baby changing facilities. The museum also has a small shop from where you can buy a souvenir. The museum does not have a cafe there are many places to find refreshments near to the museum. There are lots of activities in the museum for you and your family and friends to try as well as thousands of objects that reflect the experiences of Manchester Regiment soldiers through the ages for you to look at and enjoy. Please be aware that the curator works at many sites and may not be available at the Museum if you visit without an appointment to speak with him.

    Further information

    Opening Hours:

    The Museum of the Manchester Regiment is currently closed whilst the redevelopment of the Town Hall is taking place. Please check website for future updates. The Museum is still taking enquiries and offers of donations during this time.


    Admission free

    Upcoming events:

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    Facilities and services


    • Baby changing facilities
    • Education facilities available
    • Parking for coaches
    • Parking for disabled available
    • Toilets for disabled
    • Wheelchair access to all public areas


    • Academic publications and resources available
    • Activities for pre-school children
    • Adult lectures and courses held
    • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
    • Direct teaching services for schools
    • Events and resources for children and families
    • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
    • Guided tours
    • Loan service
    • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
    • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
    • Pre-booking service for groups
    • Primary school education service available
    • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
    • Secondary school education service available
    • Sign language interpretation available
    • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
    • Touch exhibits

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