The Museum closed in September 2016 in response to public funding pressures. Negotiations are in hand (2018) for a third party to take on running the museum. Please check on the museum’s own website for up to date information.
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.
King’s Royal Hussars, 14th/20th King’s Hussars, 14th (King’s) Hussars, 14th (King’s) Light Dragoons, 14th (Duchess of York’s Own) Light Dragoons, 14th Light Dragoons, 14th Dragoons, 14th Hussars, 20th Hussars, 2nd Bengal European Light Cavalry (Honourable East India Company), Duke of Lancaster’s Own Yeomanry, Representative collections of Lancashire Regiments, Loan collection of Queen’s Lancashire Regiment.