Housed in one of Preston’s finest 19th-century buildings, the Lancashire Infantry Museum is an ideal choice for a group visit. The extensive galleries, collections and archives illustrate the compelling story of some of Lancashire’s famous regiments. Come and see how the Lancashire lad lived, worked and fought throughout the world.
(Half day) KS 2/3
Take a journey back in time and have an experience like no other at the Lancashire Infantry Museum, located at Fulwood Barracks. Join our WWI Recruitment Sergeants as they welcome you as ‘conscripts’ to the British Army in this fully interactive and inspirational learning experience set during WW1 in 1916. Pupils will discover the joys of drill, explore the causes of WW1 and be introduced to the basic kit issued to every soldier. Our Regimental Sergeants will put you through your pacews, introduce you to army life, explain the importance of the regiment and lead you in ‘swearing the oath’. It’s time to do your duty as you prepare for ‘the big push’ and answer ‘a call to arms!’.
For a full day on WW1 or WW2, why not combine with a visit to the Museum of Lancashire?
(Half day) KS2/3
Experience life as a soldier from a local Lancashire regiment in 1944, preparing for D-Day. Our WW2 Sergeant Instructors will give pupils an immersive and unforgettable experience as they prepare them for the allied invasion of Normandy. Pupils will work with secret documents to prepare sand models for intelligence briefings as well as write, send and decipher coded messages using field telephones. They will explore the crucial role of teamwork in the 10-man infantry section by learning about each man’s job in an interactive session, handling equipment used and learning how to operate in the field. The session culminates with an imaginative experience as the pupils race to shore in a landing craft.