An award-winning Bury museum, with over 300 years of history and heritage has been awarded a full museum accreditation.

The Fusiliers museum tells the stories of the people who have served and continue to serve in the Regiments, including the Lancashire Fusiliers and Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, through permanent and temporary exhibitions.

It is hoped that the new status for the museum will open up funding opportunities, allow museums to host touring exhibitions and gives access to professional advice and support.

Colonel Brian Gorski, Chaiman of the Board of Trustees said: “We’re delighted to have been awarded full museum accreditation and thank all our staff and volunteers for their hard work to make this happen.

“Being awarded such an accolade is recognition of our commitment to preserving the collection and sharing the stories of the regiment and its antecedents for many years to come. “

The accreditation means the popular Fusiliers Museum is properly managed and governed to the nationally agreed industry standard and shows the museum takes proper care of its collections, sharing them with visitors and keeping them safe for future generations.

The military museum was administered by Arts Council England on behalf of the UK Accreditation Partnership.

Liz Johnson, Director Museums and Cultural Property at Arts Council England said: "We’re delighted that The Fusilier Museum has been successful in gaining their Accreditation status. This means that their Collections will be looked after and maintained offering inspiration, enjoyment and learning for the local community and visitors to enjoy now and in the future.”

The Accreditation is the benchmark for well-run Museums and Galleries and covers museums of all types and sizes, from the smallest volunteer-run museums to national museums and more than 1,700 museums are currently taking part in the scheme across the UK.


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