A museum looking at the history of the army in Lancashire has won national recognition.Advertisement
The Lancashire Infantry Museum at Fulwood Barracks has gained the Visit England honour for the third year in a row.
Exhibitions including the recent tour of duty by the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment in Afghanistan were marked out for special praise.
The Visitor Attraction Assurance Scheme checks whether a museum meet the criteria of being a top class attraction.
Jane Davies, curator of the Lancashire Infantry Museum, said they were delighted with the award.
She said: “Gaining this award is not easy. The assessment process is rigorous and examines every aspect of the visitor experience. So we are extremely proud that our mainly-volunteer but very dedicated staff has helped to keep us in the top flight of visitor attractions.
“We know from our ever increasing numbers of visitors that the regiments which we represent – especially the East Lancashire, South Lancashire and Loyal North Lancashire Regiments which fought the two World Wars – means much to many people.”
The Museum is planning a number of special exhibitions as the centenary of World War I approaches.
Opening hours of the museum are 10am to 4pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.
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