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Museums & Galleries

The rich history of Bury and the surrounding area is represented through the Collection’s and displays of Bury Art Museum, The Fusilier Museum and Bury Transport Museum.

Bury Art Museum is internationally recognised for its contemporary art programmes linking Bury to latest developments from Barcelona to Bejing and Berlin. Opened in 1907 its collections feature some of the great masters from the Victorian era including Turner and Constable. The museum also contains some of the most unique objects in the area.

With a diverse and interesting array of artefacts it offers thematic displays that cover a variety of topics with a focus on local and social history.

The Fusilier Museum is home to the collections of the XX Lancashire Fusiliers and the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. Together they record over 300 years of history and heritage of the people who served in the regiments. The Museum is also home to Bury Tourist Information Centre, Regimental Headquarters for Lancashire and the excellent cafe: Delicious at the Fusiliers.

Bury Transport Museum brings the history of Bury transport to life. Through interactive displays, vintage vehicle exhibits and original artefacts explore the stories of people’s lives and jobs in the early 20th Century.

As well as enjoying a rich and varied heritage Bury also offers a wide range of cultural activities, home to two fantastic visual arts venues: Bury Art Museum and Bury Sculpture Centre

Bury Art Museum is home to the wonderful Wrigley Collection which includes work by J M W Turner and John Constable. Welcoming, warm and friendly Bury Art Museum is the perfect place to enjoy art and find out more about the rich history of Bury and the surrounding area. Showcasing the best of international and local art and with the addition of Bury Art Shop and Barney's Coffee Shop Bury Art Museum can truly offer something for all interests. The collections and exhibitions are supported by a range of activities and events which allow visitors to explore and enjoy the Gallery and Museum further. All housed in a distinctive Edwardian building that is a work of art in itself.

Bury Sculpture Centre, adjacent to Bury Art Museum, has been developed as a remarkable modern white, airy space with beautifully restored parquet floors and Victorian architectural features. The inspirational Sculpture Centre hosts a number of international festivals, bringing the best in international art to local audiences and cultural tourists alike.

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  1. Fusiliers Museum

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    The Fusilier Museum combines interactive galleries with temporary exhibitions tracing 350 years of Fusiliers Heritage. Located in the centre of Bury. Cafe and shop.

  2. Bury Art Gallery and Museum

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    Showcasing some of the best of international and local art, Bury Art Museum is the ideal attraction for those looking for a warm, welcoming attraction to enjoy art and discover more about Bury’s rich history.

  3. Kids at Bury Transport Museum

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    Bury Transport Museum

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    Housed in a beautifully restored 1848 goods warehouse this fascinating museum tells the story of people and transport. Vintage vehicles combine with interactive displays to keep children and adults entertained.

  4. Work by Richard Wilson.  Part of ReMix at Bury Sculpture Gallery

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    Bury Sculpture Centre

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    Bury Sculpture Centre, in the town's cultural quarter brings some of the bestin international art and culture to local audiences and visitors.

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