The Cheshire Military Museum in Chester is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year and recently held an event for guests to meet its new sponsors, CityFibre and view brand-new displays.
Museum Trustees and personnel were present at the reception to guide the attendees through the exhibits, displays, and work undertaken through its connections to local colleges schools and in restoration and archiving antiquities. The museum’s role as a crucial hub for future and serving military personnel as well as veterans, was also highlighted at the event.
Chairman of the Trustees for the Cheshire Military Museum Colonel Martyn Forgrave OBE, commented:
“We’ve invited friends and supporters to celebrate the past and look to the future for the museum. The reception allows us to express our gratitude to the civil authorities, salute our veterans and cadets, and showcase the Museum and what’s new.”
The event coincided with the esteemed museum launching an all-new and more visitor-friendly website and brand-new affordances for those who are friends of Cheshire Military Museum. Furthermore, guests were told about the improved outreach and educational provision occurring in conjunction with schools in the local area.
The Chairman of the Trustees added that the Museum’s important milestone was arriving in a time when visitor attractions are under financial pressure. Recently, the Ministry of Defence decided that it will cease funding many museums in the county by 2030. To prepare for this inevitable income loss, the museum was grateful to its new sponsor, CityFibre for its support and generosity.