Fusilier Museum

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Fusilier Museum
The Fusilier Museum
The Fusilier Museum main entrance
Fusilier Museum is located in Greater Manchester
Fusilier Museum
Location of the Fusilier Museum within Greater Manchester
Established 2009
Location Moss Street, Bury
Coordinates 53°35′31″N 2°17′54″W / 53.591982°N 2.298412°W / 53.591982; -2.298412
Type War museum
Public transit access Bury Interchange
Website www.fusiliermuseum.com

The Fusilier Museum is a museum in Bury, Greater Manchester, England. Its collection includes the uniforms, medal and artifacts of the Lancashire Fusiliers.

History[edit]

The museum was officially opened by the Duke of Kent on 25 September 2009.[1] The museum houses the collection of the Lancashire Fusiliers, commemorating over three hundred years of the regiment's history. The museum occupies a building which used to be Bury's School of Arts and Crafts. Beside it is Gallipoli Garden and the Lancashire Fusiliers War Memorial.[2]

The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers was created in 1968 after the amalgamation of four Regiments. Thus the museum is part of a family of other Fusilier museums: the Fusiliers Museum of Northumberland in Alnwick Castle, the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum (Royal Warwickshire) in Warwick and the Fusiliers Museum (London) at the Tower of London.[3]

Victoria Crosses held by the museum[edit]

The museum holds the Victoria Crosses awarded to the following members of the regiment:[4]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Duke of Kent performs official opening of Fusilier Museum". Bury Times. 2009. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Historic England. "War Memorial to the Lancashire Fusiliers, Gallipoli Gardens (1250814)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "About us". The Fusilier Museum, Bury. Retrieved 8 June 2018. 
  4. ^ "The Fusilier Museum Lancashire". Victoria Cross. Retrieved 14 June 2018. 

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