This Day In History

  • 1945 92nd L.A.A, Regt Royal Artillery (formerly 7th Loyals), deployed on the west bank of the Rhine, begins firing on ground targets on the opposite bank in preparation for the Allied crossing of the Rhine at Wesel. 32,000 rounds are fired over the next four days.
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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.