This Day In History

  • 1814 82nd Foot (later 2nd South Lancashires) suffer 31 casualties at the Battle of Orthez, their final fight as the French retreat into France in the last stages of the Peninsular War
  • 1863 88th Lancashire Rifle Volunteer Corps (LRVC) forms at Haslingden.
  • 1900 Battle of Pieters Hill. With his battle-cry "Remember men, the eyes of Lancashire are watching you today," Lt Col MacCarthy O'Leary leads the 1st South Lancashires into the main assault. The Colonel dies with 5 of his men, but at last the road to besieged Ladysmith is finally open.
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Access and Parking

Access

Fulwood Barracks remains an active military establishment, and maintains necessary and appropriate security arrangements including control of access. This 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.

Parking

Ample FREE parking is available in Fulwood Barracks.

Disabled Access
The Museum Trustees are committed to providing full access for all visitors.

The Grade II listed building in which the Museum is housed is over 160 years old with construction characteristics typical of its mid-Victorian origins. It has been recently modified to provide wheelchair access via a special fully-ramped entrance and a through-floor wheelchair-user-operated lift to the first floor.

All public areas are now accessible to wheelchair users. Museum staff are always ready to help disabled visitors wishing to see specific items from the archives, which are held in an area which cannot physically be made accessible, by making them available to examine in the public areas.

A disabled-access toilet is available on the ground floor.

Ample FREE parking for disabled vehicles is available within Fulwood Barracks.