Lancashire Infantry Museum

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The museum houses the largest military collection in the North West. It covers the history of the County’s three infantry regiments from the raising of Lord Castleton’s Regiment of Foot in 1689 through the several amalgamations that have resulted in the creation of the current Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment. Objects related to the County’s Militia, Rifle Volunteers, Territorial Army, Home Guard and Cadet Units are also on display. The collection, archive and library hold extensive historical material including uniform, badges, medals, weapons and equipment as well as photographs, film and sound, ceramics and fine and decorative art.

The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, The Queen’s Lancashire Regiment, The East Lancashire Regiment: 30th and 59th Foot, The South Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Volunteers): 40th and 82nd Foot, The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire): 47th and 81st Foot, The Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Volunteers)

Venue Type:

Museum, Archive

Opening hours

Open throughout the year (except for two weeks over Christmas and New Year) from 10.00am to 4.00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, or by appointment.

Admission charges

Free entry.

Getting there

By Road

M6

From the South: Exit Motorway at Junction 31A, follow brown signs for National Football Museum until Fulwood Barracks appears on the right.
From the North: Exit Motorway at Junction 32. Turn left into Preston on A6 (Garstang Rd). Continue for approx. 1.5 miles to second major set of traffic lights (Shell petrol station on right-hand side). Turn left into Watling Street Rd. Continue for approx 1 mile to second set of traffic lights (Garrison Public House on right), when Fulwood Barracks will be seen on the left.

M55

From the West: Exit Motorway at Junction 1. Turn right into Preston on A6 (Garstang Rd). Then follow directions as for M6 From The North above.

A59

From the East: Continue on A59 towards Preston. Join M6 Northbound at Junction 31. Exit at Junction 31A, follow directions as for M6 From The South above.

By Public Transport

By Rail

Preston is a major rail interchange on the West Coast mainline, halfway between London and Glasgow / Edinburgh. There are also regular services across country from East Lancashire / Yorkshire, Blackpool and Manchester Airport.

There is a taxi rank directly outside the railway station entrance. Journey time is approximately ten minutes.

Alternatively walk through Preston city centre to Central Bus Station (approx. 10 minutes) then follow directions below.

By Bus

From Preston Central Bus Station:

No. 19 bus departs every 5 minutes from bay 19.
The Preston Orbital Bus Service departs every 15 minutes. Take 88A anti-clockwise service outbound to Barracks, 88C clockwise service inbound from Barracks.

Additional info

Research service available for family historians, email for more details.
Group tours available in evenings and at weekends, email for more details.

The museum houses the largest military collection in the North West. It covers the history of the County’s three infantry regiments from the raising of Lord Castleton’s Regiment of Foot in 1689 through the several amalgamations that have resulted in the creation of the current Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment. Objects related to the County’s Militia, Rifle Volunteers, Territorial Army, Home Guard and Cadet Units are also on display. The collection, archive and library hold extensive historical material including uniform, badges, medals, weapons and equipment as well as photographs, film and sound, ceramics and fine and decorative art.

The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, The Queen’s Lancashire Regiment, The East Lancashire Regiment: 30th and 59th Foot, The South Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Volunteers): 40th and 82nd Foot, The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire): 47th and 81st Foot, The Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Volunteers)

Collection details

Archives, Costume and Textiles, Fine Art, Weapons and War, Photography, Coins and Medals, Decorative and Applied Art, Film and Media

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

'Eccentrics, Rogues and Heroes: Some of Wellington's Men'

  • 10 October 2015

A conference day at Fulwood Barracks with Carole Divall and John Downham.

Admission

£25 including hot lunch and afternoon tea.

Getting there

By Road

M6

From the South: Exit Motorway at Junction 31A, follow brown signs for National Football Museum until Fulwood Barracks appears on the right.
From the North: Exit Motorway at Junction 32. Turn left into Preston on A6 (Garstang Rd). Continue for approx. 1.5 miles to second major set of traffic lights (Shell petrol station on right-hand side). Turn left into Watling Street Rd. Continue for approx 1 mile to second set of traffic lights (Garrison Public House on right), when Fulwood Barracks will be seen on the left.

M55

From the West: Exit Motorway at Junction 1. Turn right into Preston on A6 (Garstang Rd). Then follow directions as for M6 From The North above.

A59

From the East: Continue on A59 towards Preston. Join M6 Northbound at Junction 31. Exit at Junction 31A, follow directions as for M6 From The South above.

By Public Transport

By Rail

Preston is a major rail interchange on the West Coast mainline, halfway between London and Glasgow / Edinburgh. There are also regular services across country from East Lancashire / Yorkshire, Blackpool and Manchester Airport.

There is a taxi rank directly outside the railway station entrance. Journey time is approximately ten minutes.

Alternatively walk through Preston city centre to Central Bus Station (approx. 10 minutes) then follow directions below.

By Bus

From Preston Central Bus Station:

No. 19 bus departs every 5 minutes from bay 19.
The Preston Orbital Bus Service departs every 15 minutes. Take 88A anti-clockwise service outbound to Barracks, 88C clockwise service inbound from Barracks.

Lancashire Infantry Museum
Fulwood Barracks
Preston
Lancashire
PR2 8AA
England

Website

www.lancashireinfantrymuseum.org.uk/

E-mail

enquiries@lancashireinfantrymuseum.org.uk

Telephone

01772 260584

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