This Day In History

  • 1916 In the final act of the Somme offensive, all three 7th Battalions of the East, South and Loyal North Lancashires assault the village of Grandcourt in appalling weather.
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Vacancies

The Lancashire Infantry Museum currently has the following vacancies:

Volunteers

Position The Role
Volunteer Guides
  • We currently need volunteer guides to help us look after our increasing numbers of Saturday and weekday visitors and family researchers.
  • If you have an interest in military history and enjoy meeting people; are confident and capable of guiding people of all ages; and can act independently and without supervision; we would welcome hearing from you.
  • Duties include:
    • Escorting visitors into and out of the museum
    • Helping with enquiries
    • Handing out hand held guides
    • Assisting with shop purchases
  • Full training will be given
  • Service in one of the armed forces, especially one of our regiments, is desirable but is by no means essential
  • Saturday volunteers will be asked to take part in a roster which requires attendance at the museum approximately one week in four. Timings are 10.00am to 16.00pm. 
  • Weekday guides are needed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. You can volunteer for one day or one half day a week.
  • For further information please contact us via the e-mail address below, or for a chat about becoming a volunteer guide and joining our enthusiastic and friendly team please contact Dominic Butler on (01772) 260584 (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only)

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For further information, please contact us on enquiries@lancashireinfantrymuseum.org.uk

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With over 15,000 visitors a year, the Lancashire Infantry Museum is one of the country’s leading Regimental and Military Museums. It is located in an attractive Grade II listed building  in a mid-Victorian British Army barracks on the outskirts of Preston. Fulwood Barracks is recognised as the finest example of mid-Victorian military architecture left in the country. There is easy access by public transport and ample free car parking available within the Barracks.