The Fusilier Museum
The Fusilier Museum
0161 763 8950
The Fusilier Museum is home to the collections of XX The Lancashire Fusiliers and the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. Together they record over 300 years of history and heritage of the people who served in the regiments. Find out how the Lancashire Fusiliers won Six Victoria Crosses before breakfast at Gallipoli. Who was Frank Jefferson and how did he save his comrades? What would you do?
There is something for everyone here at the Fusilier Museum.
Museum, Archive, Heritage site, Industrial heritage site
The museum is open Monday to Friday 10am until 5pm (last admission 4pm).
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Family (2+2) £13.95
A wonderful collection of medals, including VC's, uniforms and other militaria, along with personal effects of former soldiers. Wonderful paintings of important people conected with the regiment such as Napoleon and our mascot Minnie. For more information please see our new web site.
Weapons and War, Social History, Photography, Personalities, Music, Maritime, Law and Order, Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art, Costume and Textiles, Coins and Medals, Archives, Archaeology
Key artists and exhibits
- Victoria Cross
- Frank Jefferson
- Major Arnott
- William Kingsley
- Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
- Lancashire Fusiliers
- World War I
- World War II
Piece Makers Art Exhibition
- 14 January — 27 June 2015 *on now
A unique exhibition which explores the themes of soldier recovery and rehabilitation will open at The Fusilier Museum on the 14th January 2015.
This exciting exhibition is the culmination of a two-year creative collaboration between the National Army Museum, contemporary artist Susan Stockwell and soldiers in rehabilitation.
Visitors to the exhibition will have the chance to learn about the story of this innovative collaboration, and view a large-scale textile-based artwork, Peace Maker, Susan’s personal response to this highly moving and at times challenging commission.
Using discarded Army blankets to create a dark and light patchwork quilt – resonant of the fragmentary and ultimately peaceful recovery experience – the textile is reminiscent of a chessboard. It refers in this sense to the ‘game’ of war, as well as carrying traditional connotations of patchwork as a shared making process and intertwining of personal histories.
At the textile’s centre sits the work of participating veteran Michael Crossan, whose poignant screen print captures the essence of soldiers in war. The surrounding patchwork squares feature quotes, poems and words sewn by Susan. Penned in the most part by the artist herself, these are inspired by conversations with participant soldiers, with some of the soldiers’ own words also featured.
The reverse side of the work is an evocative silk flag in Army colours, simply containing the word ‘Peace’. In this way, the textile is also a reflection of Susan’s response to the NAM’s extensive Collection and her own views on conflict.
Entry included in the normal admission price.