Border and King's Own Royal Border Regiment Museum

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Alma Block The Castle

This superb medieval fortress founded in 1092, houses the military barracks of the Border Regiment's Depot, the Regiment's home since 1873. The Museum tells the story of Cumbria's County Infantry Regiment, The Border Regiment, King's Own Royal Border Regiment and Duke of Lancaster's Regiment from 1702 to the present; displays, exhibitions, shop, education service and archive.

Further information

Opening Hours:

November – March: Daily 10am – 4pm (closed Christmas and New Years Day) April – September: Daily 10am – 6pm October: Daily 10am – 5pm


Adults: £4 Concessions: £3 Children: £2 Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children): £10 Members of English Heritage: Adults: £2.00 Senior/Student: £1.75 Children: £1.00 Serving/ex military: Free (id/membership card will be required)

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Education facilities available
  • Mail order service available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Picnic area
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan


  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • General guide to collections available
  • Information point provided
  • 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
  • Public access available to collections information
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Touch exhibits

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