This Day In History

  • 1900 2nd Boer War. Ladysmith relieved after a siege of 118 days. In the place of honour at the head of the relieving column marched the Dublin Fusiliers, who had distinguished themselves at Colenso, and the South Lancashire Regiment, for their "magnificent charge" at Pieters Hill the day before which finally opened the way.
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Opening Times

The Museum is 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. 

Fulwood Barracks remains an active military establishment, with appropriate security measures. These will not unduly impede your visit to the Museum.

HOWEVER, PLEASE NOTE THAT ADULT VISITORS WILL BE ASKED TO PRODUCE POSITIVE PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION, SUCH AS A UK PHOTO-ID DRIVING LICENCE.

On arrival at the Main Gate, please visit the Guardroom, where you will be issued with personal visitor passes for each member of your party and directed to the Museum.

If arriving by car, please halt temporarily in one the lay-bys in front of the Main Gate before visiting the Guardroom. Once issued with your passes, you will be directed to the Barracks’ ample FREE parking area.