Lancashire Infantry Museum, Preston

The Lancashire Infantry Museum, formerly known as the Queen's Lancashire Regiment Museum, is located at Fulwood Barracks in Preston, Lancashire, England. The museum claims to be "largest Regimental archive and the premier centre for military historical research in the North of England.".It chronicles the men of Lancashire who fought for their country during the wars. It also acts as an archive of battles fought by the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment and its antecedent regiments, including the Queen's Lancashire Regiment, the East Lancashire, South Lancashire, Loyal North Lancashire, and Lancashire (Prince of Wales's Volunteers) Regiments. In all, the museum's collections cover 120 separate units, including the 59 battalions formed by the antecedent Lancashire regiments during the First World War, and all associated Militia, Rifle Volunteers, Territorials, Home Guard and Cadet units.The museum's displays include uniforms, weapons, medals, regalia, paintings, silver, musical instruments, flags and photographs.The museum also displays items from its collections in other area museums, including the Museum of Lancashire, Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery, Towneley Hall and Warrington Museum & Art Gallery.
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  • I visited the museum recently and was shown round by a very enthusiastic young man. His knowledge was extensive and he showed me many items I would have missed had I guided myself. They deserved the d...  more »
  • We met a friend at the museum who we had not seen for over 50 years, it was a great meeting with some great friends. To get in the museum you have to go through the security protocol which means you h...  more »
  • Like many people I had never realised there was a museum here at Fulwood Barracks, but after paying a number of visits, would thoroughly recommend it. Yes, you have to take some photographic ID (eg: d...  more »
  • A very well organised military that museum with lots of fascinating exhibits. There is also quite a large interactive display on the First World War. Although this display was designed to appeal and info young children he is very very fascinating for everybody
  • A great day out for military historians and free entry
  • Well worth the visit even though I am born Nottinghamshire the tour was both informative & the guide made it interesting.
  • Great place highly recomend for an hr or 2.
  • Delightful people to check you in, great exhibits. We stayed almost two hours.
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