This Day In History

  • 1860 New Zealand. As relations with the Maoris deteriorate, 4 companies of the 40th Regiment (later 1st South Lancashires) disembark at New Plymouth, on transfer from Tasmania.
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Welcome to the website of the Lancashire Infantry Museum, the largest Regimental archive and the premier centre for military historical research in the North of England.

The Museum is housed in the heart of Lancashire,  in the traditional home of the old county infantry regiments in Fulwood Barracks, Preston.

We preserve for posterity the achievements, records and artefacts of those historic infantry regiments of Lancashire which now form part of The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, created in 2006 by the amalgamation of The Kings Own Royal Border, Kings and Queen’s Lancashire Regiments. 

In all we cherish the heritage of  120 separate units, including the 59 battalions formed by our antecedent Lancashire regiments during the First World War,  and all associated  Militia, Rifle Volunteers, Territorials, Home Guard and Cadet units.

 The Antecedent Regiments

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

  

Note For Visitors:From Monday 24 April, until further notice, the Main Entrance to Fulwood Barracks is being re-constructed. THE MUSEUM WILL BE OPEN AS NORMAL DURING THIS PERIOD. Would visitors please check in at the temporary guardroom in the normal way, from where they will be directed to the Museum and the vehicle parking area.