image for Exhibition item typeJourney to the Raj: A Soldier’s Life in India at Cumbria's Museum of Military Life

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Exhibition, Sat 8 Jul - Sun 29 Oct 2017

Journey to the Raj: A Soldier’s Life in India

Journey to the Raj: A Soldier’s Life in India


Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life

01228 532774


Alma Block,
The Castle,


The exhibition tells the story of the County’s infantry Regiment, the Border Regiment and its predecessors, the 34th (Cumberland) and 55th (Westmorland) Regiments of Foot on the Indian Sub-continent and their role protecting the trade from India with a strong military presence to protect British rule.

The bureaucratic colonial rule on Indian people became crucial to the wealth of the British Empire and the Regiment spent long periods 5000 miles away from home in India.

The exhibition focuses on the experience of the soldiers and their families using the Museum’s extensive documents, photographs and archives. Due to the vast areas that the different Regiments served no two experiences were the same.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 8 Jul - Sun 29 Oct 2017
Museum opening times apply.


Standard Museum entry fee applies.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 8 Jul - Sun 29 Oct Journey to the Raj: A Soldier’s Life in India
Fri 1 Dec Museum Quiz Night



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Map reference: NY 396562  Lat: 54.89757 Long: -2.94269

From M6 jct 43 via A69 towards city centre or from jct 44 via A7 south towards city centre. No parking at the castle except for disabled badge holders.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair


  • Our conference and research facilities on the first floor are accessible for the disabled via a wheelchair stair lift.