Lancashire Infantry Museum

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Coordinates: 53°46′44″N 2°41′10″W / 53.779°N 2.686°W / 53.779; -2.686 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.".[1]

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.[2]

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  1. ^ "Official site". Lancashire Infantry Museum. Retrieved 16 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "The Museum". Lancashire Infantry Museum. Retrieved 16 March 2015. 

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