Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Tour of Bury Fusilier Museum

July 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Friends of Turton Tower

Invite you on a private tour of…..

Bury Fusilier Museum

Home to the collections of the 20th Lancashire Fusiliers & The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

Monday 19 July 2021

We will meet in the foyer of the museum on Moss Street, Bury BL9 0DF at 9.45am where we will be given a private tour around the museum which houses over 300 years of history and heritage of the people who served and continue to serve in the regiments.

The tour will include fascinating stories of those who served in the 20th Lancashire Fusiliers and The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers from 1688 right up to the present day including the conflicts in Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Afghanistan.  

You will be able to view a fine portrait of Sir James Lees Knowles who held the role of Lieutenant Colonel of the Lancashire Fusiliers as well as being the last resident of Turton Tower.  After Sir Knowles death in 1928 his wife Lady Nina Ogilvie-Grant presented Turton Tower to Turton Urban District Council for the benefit of the people of Turton.  A fine portrait of Sir Knowles still hangs in the entrance hall at the tower.

You will be introduced to Lady Harriet Acland who went in search of her husband when he was taken prisoner during the American War of Independence in 1778, making a dangerous river crossing by night to the camp where he was being held.

You will be able to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the First World War in the museum’s German trench and read letters, see trench art and other items from the conflict as well as listen to the voices of soldiers and their experiences. 

You will also learn about Napoleon’s doctor, Surgeon Major Arnott who attended Napoleon in his final days on the remote South Atlantic island of St Helena in 1821.

The new Quartermasters Store is a must see with 19th Century uniforms and weapons to modern day camouflage and body armour on display.

The tour will last around 2 hours with a refreshment break halfway through and finish with a buffet lunch of delicious sandwiches and cakes.

The cost of the whole trip, including; entrance fee, private tour, including handling weapons for those who would enjoy the experience, and lunch is:

£23pp for FOTT members and £25pp for non-members, this includes an annual pass so you can visit as many times as you want within the twelve month period following the purchase of your ticket!

Wheelchairs are available for use as well as lifts to all floors and chairs for resting upon in each room.

For more information and to reserve a place, please contact;

Jan Rhodes on 07811 44 45 46 or email Jan.rhodes@turtontower.co.uk or book through Pay Pal via Eventbrite, click on view event website below



Friends of Turton Tower
View Organiser Website


Bury Fusilier Museum
Moss Street
Bury, BL9 0DF
+ Google Map
0161 7638950
View Venue Website