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The Fusilier Museum, Lancashire

Fishpool, Borough of Bury

(129)
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019
The Fusilier Museum, Lancashire logo
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The Fusilier Museum, Lancashire

Fishpool, Borough of Bury

(129)
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

Reviews (129)

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ged abel

21 September 2019

Nice oasis on a busy shopping day. Staff exceedingly polite and helpful

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Lesley Cunningham

14 September 2019

Love it here. So much to see. Brilliant. Emotional and lloved the gardens outside. The cafe has great meals and lovely coffee. Thanks for a great afternoon.

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Paul Andrews

14 September 2019

Very interesting place showing the history of the Lancashire Fusiliers. Well worth a visit

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Neil Hardman

14 September 2019

Absolutely great place to visit

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Richard Murray

7 September 2019

Brilliant.place for functions well worth a visit top Mark's 2 the staff

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Jamo

23 August 2019

A small cafe situated upstairs from the museum, bright and spacey inside with very reasonably priced menu, was only in for short time but pleasant experience the staff polite and welcoming with a staff member helping a blind customer to the lift a place to definitely checkout

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Philip Brierley

8 August 2019

Very good museum well set out and plenty of staff to ask and answer questions. There is a reasonably priced cafe.

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Don Tennant

3 August 2019

Here for a wedding and it's an amazing place!

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Philip James Brierley

2 August 2019

Well set out with cafe and toilets Helpful friendly staff.

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Mike Robinson FInstD MIDHEE ACABE

1 August 2019

A very interesting tour, very friendly staff and thanks Paul for locating the 3 pictures I wanted

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Tony Harris

31 July 2019

There is so much to see. You’ll need a day.

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Ron Truesdale

17 July 2019

Brilliant display and information.

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Steven Tickle

10 July 2019

Excellent advice

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Susan Foster

6 July 2019

Nice place museum interesting. Staff very attentive, meal lovely

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Peter Fuller

30 June 2019

Fascinating museum. Great cafe.

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John Clark

30 June 2019

Brilliant place to visit

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Colin Hancock

30 June 2019

ITS the fantastic Fusiliers Museum a must place to visit.

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Peter Foster

30 June 2019

Fascinating place especially if your interested in history.

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T2K Gaming

30 June 2019

Amazing you learn quite allot of stuff here and the poeple are great

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mikethevest

30 June 2019

John from SSAFA was helpful and great to chat with, Tony did a great job with mounting my father's medals, thank you Tony!

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Val Hallam

28 May 2019

Ery interesting. Great food and drinks.

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Graham Duval

22 May 2019

A few good men have visited here to view the armies of the past, present. Bury in itself is a place of History, the museum is a must visit place as is the steam railway.

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Kyle Grimshaw

15 May 2019

Good place to sit and smoke a doob in bury

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Catherine JACKSON

15 May 2019

A really good small museum, interesting, accessible and the staff are friendly and helpful. I recommend parking at Tesco at Woodfield Retail Park on Angeloume Way and walking to the museum: cross the dual carriageway, take the footpath to the right past the Parish Church, forward, keeping The Robert Peel pub on your right, go straight ahead on to Silver Street (HSBC will be on your left as you cross the road). Enjoy

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Ann Hardman

8 May 2019

Well worth a look round the museum.

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Ade Crowshaw

29 April 2019

Terrific testament to the sacrifice and hard work of the Fusiliers. We attended a wedding which was organised perfectly. The team were exceptional at what they do. More...

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Roger Strong

29 April 2019

You've just got to go! From the ground floor 'situations' to the top floor medals and clothing, you just must go. Every ticket purchased is an annual pass!

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Tyson Beerhound

29 April 2019

Great museum that is a must see when in town. Of interest to military history buffs and to those with a general interest in local history. Well laid out, it also has an on site cafe. More...

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Carmel Smith

29 April 2019

Great place of interest, lovely quiet place to grab a brew and a snack (No vegan options).

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Les Knocker White

27 April 2019

Brilliant .....................

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Mike Keating

18 April 2019

What a gem! Well worth the time and effort visiting this superb museum chock full of history and right in the heart of Bury.

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Edgar Wood

30 March 2019

Great cafe/meeting place and the coffee is good too.

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Veronica Slater

27 March 2019

Good food . Excellent friendly staff and a really nice place to meet up . Love the view from up in the cafe .

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Belinda John

9 February 2019

Brilliant museum with informative and imaginative displays, gift shop with a unique range of gifts and lovely cafe. We can highly recommend this museum to families and anyone with an interest in local history and Lancashire military.

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Anthony Bowles

1 January 2019

Remembering the life and times of those Lancashire folk who gave so much to the benefit of today.

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Barbara Wheatcroft

22 December 2018

My husband and I visited 15-12-18. Lovely and interesting museum. We visited the café too. All the staff we met were helpful and very friendly. Hope to visit again.

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Ken Swift

8 December 2018

everything and certainly the staff be it the girls in the cafe or the ladies on the reception and certainly our guide Mr Steve Fitt, just a great display of the 18 VCs won by the Lancashire Fusiliers in WW1. It should be on all schools curriculum to visit and marvel at the given explanations of how they the VCs were won. More...

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Bill Rosedale

28 November 2018

i visited to view the 18 for 18 exhibition and was greatly impressed.the whole museum, it's displays etc are very informative. the staff all welcoming, cheerful and helpful. My only negative is that modern trend of placing medal displays into drawers, personally i like to see them hung in cabinets, A museum everyone can be proud of. More...

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Terry Burt

11 November 2018

An excellent Museum for the Fusiliers

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Rosemary McGovern

11 November 2018

left my glove in the ladies and they keep it until i returned for it wonderful helpful staff

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Sandy Dee

3 November 2018

I visited The fusiliers on 1.11.18 for a awards function with six town housing. The building is beautiful, clean I didn’t get much time to look round, except the shop, well stocked, displays and all at a reasonable price. The staff were all very helpful, friendly and all smiled. The food we had at the awards, mixed sandwiches and cake again, displayed on platters, very good variation, as much tea/coffee/ juice as you wanted. I would definitely recommend or a venue/function. I will be calling back at my leisure to have a look round, I believe the cafe is very nice, can’t wait to call in again very soon. More...

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Caroline Sedgley

3 November 2018

The 18/18 exhibition is excellent

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Andy Sykes

14 October 2018

absolutely superb museum. The 18 for 18 exhibition of the Victoria crosses is awe inspiring

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Stuart Plumbley

13 October 2018

Very moving and extremely informative.

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Martin Newman

5 October 2018

18 Victoria Crosses on display

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Kevin Hewitt

20 September 2018

I went around"wow"ing at nearly every display! very know yet and impressed so much history And local connections that I never knew. A MUST

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jonathan drinkwater

31 July 2018

I will going the museum are reopen soon 9 may share team rise group my sexybabe emma Robinson

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Christine Arrowsmith

31 July 2018

Very light and airy, the food is good with real crocery, no paper cups and they even have fresh lemon for my tea.

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Lorna Simms

31 July 2018

Lovely place to visit, interesting inside.

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Paul Copley

31 July 2018

Well laid out with loads of interesting exhibits, very interesting place to visit, reasonably priced admission too

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Susan Buck

31 July 2018

Loved it

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Mars Denique Victor Est

31 July 2018

Great shop

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Scott Dawson

31 July 2018

Wonderful place to visit and see the historic journey of the fusiliers

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phillippe bailey

31 July 2018

Small but very interesting

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Simon Dolega

31 July 2018

Interesting place to visit

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Alan Minshall

31 July 2018

Nice cafe upstairs

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Anne Harrison

31 July 2018

Lovely wholesome food

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Nano Lancet

31 July 2018

Very god place to visit

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Colin M

31 July 2018

Great local history museum

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ST Ablack

31 July 2018

Great thing to do for the day. The VC displays and quartermaster's room are an absolute MUST. Get there from Piccadilly by tram,it's a nice ride. The staff are friendly,and the book selection in the museum shop is really good. (Be sure to check the display just opposite the counter for crazy deals). Ticket is just five pounds and gives you access for a year,so it's a no-brainer. Also,they have kids' area with books and things to try on,among other activities. More...

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Douglas Bird

31 July 2018

Well worth a visit

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Julie Yorke

31 July 2018

Ideal for school visits

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vicky kirkland

31 July 2018

Lovely

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Stickman History

31 July 2018

Brilliant displays and very informative.

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Elaine Mckiernan

31 July 2018

Lovely place

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Alicia Piri

31 July 2018

Attended a wedding last night 17/3/18. Absolutely perfect from start to finish. Helen and her team were outstanding.

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Chad Battersby

31 July 2018

Friendly place, worth popping in

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Patrick Watson

31 July 2018

Excellent

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Walter Garbarczyk

8 July 2018

A great little museum to follow the history of an English Military Division. Lots of artwork, weapons and uniforms from the most recent combat and peacekeeping missions, to the very distant past. As an Americian visiting the area I found it well worth the very small fee and time to enjoy some English history. More...

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Feli Tapia

6 July 2018

I went to visit this museum yesterday. I found it very interesting. It's a source of information about the British army history and very cheap. Staff was very polite. Also, when you pay for your ticket, you can come back whenever you prefer. It's very good indeed. More...

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Chris Warren

4 July 2018

Fantastic museum tucked away in Bury. Great military exhibits well displayed. Great for an afternoon out.

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Kevin Hughes

30 April 2018

Got a bargain from the shop, love my items. Nice to get first hand information from Paul Dalton. Top bloke and all round nice man.

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Alma Slaboševičienė

31 March 2018

Wery interesting museum!

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Kerry Lynch

30 January 2018

We took a group of seventeen year eight pupils to the museum today. They have been studying war poetry and we wanted them to hear and read about some real life stories. We cannot praise the staff at the museum highly enough. The pupils were treated to a fascinating talk about life in the trenches. This was really interactive and is something they will remember for a very long time. A special thanks to Paul here for enthralling our children. We had a fantastic time today and would like to thank everyone involved for making it so memorable. Mrs Lynch and Mr Dalton (St. Monica's RC High School, Prestwich) More...

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Ilinka Michelle

11 December 2017

The staff were lovely. My partner certainly enjoyed it, as did I. Very interesting and highly recommend from us both. Thank you!

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Michelle Stansfield

19 November 2017

We had our wedding reception here in October 17. Everything was perfect from the very first enquiry. On the day all the staff were amazing. The food at the taster and on the day was excellent with lots of compliments from our guests. The building is a hidden gem in Bury with amazing features for your photos and a girgeous function room that is a blank canvas for you to personalise. Special thanks to Helen for all her support and advice. Helen was brilliant from the first enquiry right through to the end of the reception. Wendy and her catering team were amazing. Everyone working here is genuinely lovely and have all been a pleasure to plan our special day with. We would highly recommend the museum as a venue for your big day. More...

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Joe Hague

29 October 2017

I was the Wedding Photographer at The Fusiliers last night and have got to say the team are amazing, they were so lovely , helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Probably one of the best levels of service I have seen at a Wedding - keep it up. Joe Hague Photography More...

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Adele Ferguson

29 October 2017

Came as an evening guest at a wedding. Lovely venue,polite staff 10/10 for the pie and beetroot very tasty.

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Kelly Hardman

5 October 2017

Kids loved it, loved dressing up and using their senses. They get the children intrigued and involved.

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John Melville

30 September 2017

It's been many years since I visited (1982) when I was De-mobed, will have to visit again before the final re-org.

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John Elleray

29 September 2017

Brilliant place to visit. Plenty of history to learn in an easy laid out format. Well worth a few hours to look around

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Lynsey Allen

22 August 2017

We have just had our wedding here and it was amazing! All the wedding guests commented on the lovely staff, beautiful venue and gorgeous food. Our wedding was perfect from start to finish. Thank you to Helen, Gemma and all the staff involved xxx More...

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Mark Davies

17 August 2017

The entire team at the museum and the fusiliers themselves pulled out all the stops for the visit of my Grandad and i cannot thank them enough. Great place and wonderful people all of whom care passionately about protecting our precious history. Mark Davies More...

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Jim Mccoll

13 August 2017

A great place to visit , will need to go back as so much to see. A visit to the restaurant is well worth it , good food and more importantly the staff are friendly and cheerful.

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Caroline Hardy

10 August 2017

Great day out today. Lots of interactive things for kids to do and dress up! Fab cafe too. Would recommend

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Antony Pickles

31 July 2017

Had a good day out with excellent friends and brothers from other mothers. I would also like to thank the people that organised the event.

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Kirk Dalley

31 July 2017

My dad was a Fusilier in the 50's and has been close to our family's hearts all of our lives. Sadly now passed we do visit the museum and attend parades and brings us nothing but joy and pride.

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Barry Oakes

31 July 2017

Keeps history alive

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Mandy Symes

31 July 2017

Great staff lovely food. Car parking is limited though.

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P LA

31 July 2017

Amazing. I was not expecting to see such a great museum, with so much to offer. We didn't have enough time to cover it all. My kids want to go back but making sure we have a few hours to go around with the interaction book, etc. More...

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Lynne Cage

31 July 2017

My grandson Jim Cox aged 8 said ...."It was great and if you need to know anything about the war, you've got it here." Personally I thought the exhibits were...clean, tidy and very well displayed. There is a great collection of medals to view, and plenty of interactive displays for children to be involved in. A great place to visit. More...

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Lindy Horne

31 July 2017

Very nostalgic and informative

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Samantha George

31 July 2017

Recently had our Wedding Reception at the Fusilier, it was amazing. The building is beautiful, the staff are lovely and helpful, and the food is incredible!Cannot thank the team enough for the amazing day they put on for us! More...

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Ian Morris

31 July 2017

An excellent military museum for an outstanding Regiment the Fusilier Regiment

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Julie Doherty

31 July 2017

Excellent and informative.

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Paul Robinson

31 July 2017

Very interesting place with loads to do. Once you have paid your ticket lasts for a year.. happy days.

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MickDeaks

31 July 2017

I've been here for a wedding reception and the room is great. So much I've decided to have my own wedding here, we sampled an afternoon tea and it was incredible.

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Peter Harrison

31 July 2017

Good museums

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Stephen Kenyon

31 July 2017

Really enjoyed the museum with lots of great things to see. Found the exhibition of the missing of the battle of the Somme very interesting. Also enjoyed cake and a drink in the cafe. Well worth a visit. More...

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graham richardson

31 July 2017

Very helpful with my search for information on a WW1 relative. Thanks to the ladies on reception and Phil Mather.

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Simon Stebbings

31 July 2017

Worth every bit

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Judith Clark

26 April 2017

A great museum that has loads of artefacts and activities for children. Reading the letters of the families affected by the loss of a loved one was quite difficult as it brought home how hard the separation and lack of news was. The cafe is excellent with some lovely cakes and a range of other food too. We are looking forward to returning as the entry ticket is valid for a year! More...

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Crichton Dand

10 April 2017

Very professional lovely staff and the food was excellent the home made broth was fantastic

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Dave Andrew

3 April 2017

We were there for a wedding. Well laid out and the decoration was wonderful. The staff were fantastic. Excellent day in great surroundings

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Ian Johnston

29 March 2017

As a military historian , amateur, I found the displays and stories of my local regiment both sad and heart wrenching but filled me with pride.I went to see the exhibition of the 6 VC'S on display and the bravery of those men. I shed a tear that day.I would recommend to anyone to visit the museum. More...

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Tina Horn

7 March 2017

Great bacon butties n coffee go with my friend chat time x

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Elaine Curzon

19 February 2017

Lovely building. Great venue for the Wille and the Bandits gig. We had a really good evening and look forward to the next time.�

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Lawrence Yates

9 February 2017

This is a well laid out museum with very friendly, helpful and knowledgable staff. A couple of the exhibits could be better labelled - for visitors with limited knowledge (like myself) it wasn't clear on all of them exactly what they were but this is to quibble. I spent a very interesting and enjoyable morning there. More...

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Michael Glover

2 December 2016

Well laid out and informative exhibitions that managed to cater for both adults and children... The special exhibition room set out as an Officers Mess with the room and table set out ready for a Regimental function was brilliant...

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Stephen Crawshaw

1 December 2016

Great museum. Very interesting military history

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Denise Boldy

5 November 2016

The place is easy to find with on street parking nearby. Highly recommended it.

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Adam Collins

26 October 2016

Lovely set out museum with lots to do for kids and lots to learn for adults too. Had a great time taking my 5 year old son and he enjoyed himself too.

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Naomi Waters-Gardner

9 October 2016

Attended the Breastfeeding Network conference here. Lovely venue, helpful staff and a surprising jewel in Bury!

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Helen Barlow

13 September 2016

Fantastic educational visits had at Fusiliers Museum about both World War 1 and WW2. Very well delivered to a group of mixed ages. The children had a lot of fun learning with a hands on approach! Many thanks More...

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Dave Hughes

7 July 2016

Excellent facilities and rooms for events. Used the museum many times for training events. Staff are brilliant, really helpful and friendly. Highly recommended

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Deborah Montgomery

4 December 2015

What a lovely well laid and out informative museum! The staff were wonderfully friendly evem if we were from the wrong side of the Pennines lol!

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Natalie Clegg

21 August 2015

Amazing venue and fabulous staff. Our wedding reception was fantastic

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Iwo Pop

31 July 2015

Really good

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Mick Seaton

31 July 2015

brilliant museum

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peter farley

31 July 2015

A lot of museums are known for being somewhat olde worlde and somewhat drab in their appearance. Sometimes even the exhibits and some of the staff fall into that description. My visit to the Fusilier Museum was quite the contrary. Stepping through the entrance door was like entering into a bright mini mart.A profusion of items that were for sale, were displayed to their best advantage. Modern shelving was fixed to the walls and free standing book cases were neatly arranged about the floor space, All of which were filled with tempting goods. Books of different shapes, sizes and colours were begging to be read. Each telling their own story of various wars that the Fusiliers had been involved in over the years. There were games and toys for the children to buy. Shopping bags, mugs, pens and all the usual souvenir items were to be had.A short distance away was the reception desk, looking like one that might be seen in a four star hotel. A pleasant lady was on duty to answer my query. Public toilets were in easy reach of the desk. They were spacious and clean and there was wheel chair access to one of them. The museum proper is on the same level and once again provides easy access for wheel chair users. The exhibits are bright and well displayed. The lighting is tasteful and efficient. The Fusilier story is told in chronological order, with life size mannequins wearing full military uniforms and each playing their part.Presently being displayed, as part of the Centenary celebrations for the First World War, are five Victoria Crosses that were all won 'before breakfast' on the one day.Following a most enjoyable and educational tour of the museum I returned to the reception area where there is a lift. A restaurant is situated one floor up which is modern and spacious. I noticed salad dishes were being consumed by the lady visitors, possibly getting in trim for the coming summer weeks. As for myself, I made do with a pot of tea and a scone with butter. Unlike the weak tasting tea that tends to be sold at public places, this one was strong. Perhaps it was the military influence that made it so.Staff members were on duty to answer questions and to deal with any problems. I put them through their paces with my many questions and I have to say they graduated with flying colours. I really think Bury's Fusilier Museum has got a winning formula. Good gifts; good exhibits; good presentation and above all Good Staff. More...

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Anna Worthington

12 May 2015

I would 100% recommend the Fusilier Museum for an event or 'Do'! Great building, beautiful room, lovely staff and fantastic exhibits! What more could you want?!

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Tim Webb

6 May 2015

A very enjoyable visit. Reading about the six VCs before breakfast was sobering, but was surprised that there was no evident information about the other 5 VCs on permanant display in the next room. Only down side was no on site car parking - but it is a city centre after all. More...

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Pete Hird

30 April 2015

Seeing " the 6 VC's before breakfast " is something I'll never forget, brilliant museum and I'll be returning very soon

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Vincent Stewart Bodys

11 August 2014

The welcome we got was fantastic and the set up is spot on. Once the whole renovation work is complete the museum with be fantastic place for to spend full day

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chris ankers

31 July 2014

A good little museum, well worth a visit.

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Deb Hargreaves

23 February 2014

Fabulous time,great party xx

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Barry Stevens

31 July 2013

Excellent museum and superb cafe.....great hospitality.

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Darrell Stebbings

14 January 2013

Gardens are looking great

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Pedro Escobar

31 July 2012

Great place interactive section which everone can enjoy. The cafe is the best place in Bury for a brew.

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