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Lancashire Infantry Museum

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Address: Watling Street Road, Preston PR2 8AA, England
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Hidden Gem for History Lovers

I have lived in Preston for about 20 years and I have a keen interest in Military history but I have never been to this museum. In all honesty I have knew it exisited unitl about... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 February 2017
Jamie H
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

I have lived in Preston for about 20 years and I have a keen interest in Military history but I have never been to this museum. In all honesty I have knew it exisited unitl about a week ago. The fact the museum is within an active barracks makes it a little more special than just visiting any museum. Preston... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

It took me an easy 20 minutes off the M6 to pop in and visit this excellent museum so if you're not local and are on the way past, it's not too far out of the way! I had read the other reviews and remembered my photo ID - I wouldn't have been allowed in otherwise!!! My great Grandfather trained... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I was killing time in Preston when I stumbled upon the infantry museum. It was interesting to learn about the history of the Lancashire regiment. I was there maybe 45 minutes, but it is free. You will need your passport or some form of identification to get inside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

if your going here make sure you visit on one of the Laancashire days . i took my little boy who was welcomed by serving and ex soldiers and shown around . i learnt abit myself from some very educated people who certainly know their stuff

Thank Mark I
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I love going to this museum as the staff and volunteers have a wealth of knowledge and are very accomdating. This is a must see attraction on the rich military history of the local area.

Thank Sean N
St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

You will need to take ID (Passport I suggest) otherwise you will not get in!. This is a fully operational military base. Parking also tight so you may need to park across the street next too the private houses. Now onto the Museum.... The museum houses the largest military collection in the North West. It covers the history of the... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Visited here with our two teenage boys. A very good museum with friendly knowledgeable staff. You have to sign in at the main gates and this all adds to the experience of going somewhere a bit special. First world war part is particularly interesting.

Thank Graham S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Well what can I say I really enjoyed myself and learnt a lot. The kids loved it and asked to come back the minute we got in the car. The staff really know there stuff and where at hand to answer any question. We also had a tour guide who walked us round and told us everything. Great place to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

A regular visitor to the Museum, I am proud that Preston has such a wonderful record of military history. The volunteers do a wonderful job and for anyone looking for information relating to relatives past service more than helpful.

Thank LancashireDylan65
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

Although it is over 2 miles out from the centre of Preston it is worth visiting.You will need evidence of identity as there is a security check.The first room of the museum deals mainly with the history of Lancashire regiments prior to 1900,with an emphasis on the Napoleonic waes.The next room deal with the first and second world war and... More 

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