Future of the Lancashire Infantry Museum
On 7 November 2016 the Ministry of Defence announced the closure and disposal of Fulwood Barracks by 2022.
**( Closure delayed until 2027 announced in March 2019 )**
**( Further delay until 2030 announced in November 2021)**
This does NOT mean that Lancashire Infantry Museum, which with its predecessors has been located in the Barracks for the past 90 years, will also close. The Museum Trustees fully intend that the Museum will continue in existence.
We are an independent charitable organisation occupying premises within the Barracks on a lease from the Ministry of Defence. We very much hope that we may continue to be located at the Fulwood Barracks site in whatever future form that may take. However, if this proves not to be possible, then the Ministry of Defence is legally committed to re-locating us in suitable and appropriate accommodation elsewhere, and we have received ministerial confirmation that this obligation will be honoured.
Please be assured that, whatever the future of Fulwood Barracks:
The Museum is not threatened with closure either now or in the foreseeable future.
The Trustees will continue to hold and display donated material to at least the present standards of access and security.
We continue to welcome new donations and financial support.
We are touched and grateful for the great wave of support which the Museum has received since the announcement was made. We are most appreciative, and hope for to your continuing support during the difficult years which lie ahead.
Your Museum Needs Your Help!
Unless we can secure additional funding, the survival of the Lancashire Infantry Museum is in doubt.
The Museum costs a great deal of money to run.
Only our traditional home in historic Fulwood Barracks is provided for us, beyond which we receive very limited official support.
We receive no official funding whatsoever for the preservation, maintenance, development and display of the collection and archives.
All work on collating the largest regimental archive in the United Kingdom, and dealing with the many hundreds of research requests which we receive, is carried out by our highly-dedicated team of volunteers, who donate many hours of their time, and without whom the Museum could not operate.
PLEASE HELP US TO PRESERVE THE MEMORY, AND TO CONTINUE TELLING THE STORY, OF LANCASHIRE’S SOLDIERS
PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION:
OR SUPPORT YOUR MUSEUM FOR FREE!