It is expected that talks and visits will be very popular.  If you book and are unable to attend please let us know so your place may be allocated to someone else!


Boomtown: From Front Line to White Lund


Lancaster City Museum, Market Square, Lancaster, LA1 1HT

Until 12 November (Open Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 – 17.00)

Free, just turn up


Curator’s Tour of the Boomtown


Lancaster City Museum, Market Square, Lancaster, LA1 1HT

Thursday 7 September 2pm & 3.30pm

Friday 8 September 11am

Saturday 9 September 4pm

Saturday 4 November 2pm

Free, just turn up


Bowerham Barracks Tour

*Guided tour of the former King’s Own Depot, now the University of Cumbria, led by the King’s Own Royal Regiment Museum Curator.

University of Cumbria, Bowerham Road, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 3JD. The tour will start at reception

Thursday 7 September 11am

Friday 8 September 3pm & 7pm

Saturday 9 September 11am

Free, just turn up


BLASTED Exploration Day

*Discover more about the explosion at the White Lund Munitions Works on 1st October 1917.  This is a Regional Heritage Centre Event.

The Storey, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TH

Saturday 30 September 10am -4.30pm

There is a charge for this event.  For full information and booking go to


BLASTED site visit

*Guided visit to the site of the former Munitions Works, which is now the White Lund Industrial Estate, where a small number of original buildings still survive. This one hour tour will stick to public pavements.

Meet at the “White Lund Est” bus stop, on North Gate

Monday 2 October 1.30pm

Free, just turn up


The White Lund Explosion, 1917 

*Lunch Hour Talk by Steve Irwin from Blackburn Museum.

Lancaster City Museum Meeting Room. Access from New Street, Lancaster.

Friday 6 October 1pm


Please reserve your seat on 01524 64637


Visit to Lancashire Archives, Preston

*Explore a range of original documents relating to White Lund, its staff and the area.  Find out more about the wider collections held at the Archives and take a look behind the scenes at how they are cared for.

Meet in the reception area of Lancashire Archives, Bow Lane, Preston, PR1 2RE at 10.30am

Tuesday 10 October 10.30am – 12.30pm

Free but pre-booking is essential 01524 64637 


Visit to the Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum, Rochdale

*Fire crews from all over the North West came to White Lund to fight the fires including those from Manchester, Liverpool and Blackpool.  Alongside the wide range of museum exhibits on display, there is a special exhibition looking at White Lund and Ashton-under-Lyne explosions of 1917.

Meet at the entrance of Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum, Maclure Road, Rochdale, OL11 1DN at 1.30pm

Tuesday 17 October 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Free but pre-booking is essential 01524 64637


Visit to The Devil’s Porridge Museum at Gretna

*Day coach trip to include lunch stop and visit to Devil’s Porridge Museum at Gretna

Saturday 21 October Depart Lancaster 9.30am

£10 to cover transport and museum admission

Booking required 01524 64637 


First World War Study Day

*Regimental Curator, Peter Donnelly, provides a day session on the First World War which will focus on the King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment as well as happenings in the local district, using items from the museum’s collection.  Ideal for anyone interested in the First World War with some useful pointers for those doing their family history.

Lancaster City Museum Meeting Room. Access from New Street, Lancaster.

Thursday 26 October 10am – 4pm 

£8 to cover refreshments and lunch

Booking required 01524 64637 or email


BLASTED installation at Light Up Lancaster

*Artists Adam Gregory and Gillian Lees draw parallels between the women workers of the depot and their modern counterparts through performance and film.  Made with local women and school children. 

Lancaster City Museum, Market Square, Lancaster, LA1 1HT

Friday and Saturday 3 & 4 November

Friday: 5pm – 10pm  & Saturday: 5pm – 7.30pm

Free, just turn up


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