Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry Museum


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Museum of Lancashire Stanley Street
Preston
Lancashire
PR1 4YP
England

Re-opened in mid 2011, following a major refurbishment, the Museum of Lancashire contains the museums of two historic regiments. The gallery of the 14th/20th King's Hussars traces the history of the Regiment from 1715 and includes two Victoria crosses as well as artefacts from the Napoleonic era and India. The Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry collection marks its association with the county with exhibits that include items from World War I in the Middle East, Peterloo, and South Africa. Mounted in co- operation with the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment and Lancashire Fusiliers a new area follows Lancastrians in World War I, and includes a trench scene with many of the devices of trench warfare as well as Imperial War Museum film footage. There is also a display on the Home Front in Lancashire during the Second World War.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Mon Closed Tue 10.30am - 5pm Wed 10.30am - 5pm Thur 10.30am - 5pm Fri 10.30am - 5pm Sat 10.30am - 5pm Sun 12:00pm - 5pm

Charges:

Admission free.

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services

Facilities:

  • Education facilities available
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas

Services:

  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Loan service
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Specialist publications on collections available

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