Fusilier Museum

The Fusilier Museum in Bury tells the story of local and national Fusilier regiments with collections that cover over 300 years of history. The museum engages visitors with the stories and collections representing the men, women and children who have had a connection to the Fusiliers and their experiences of both war and peace.



Emma worked with PLB Consulting to deliver an Activity Plan for the museum's Stage 2 HLF bid. The work involved: 

  • Background research to inform the bid content
  • Consultation with key local, regional and national stakeholders
  • Writing and delivering an online teacher survey, a visitor exit survey and non-user face to face survey for the museum 
  • Conducting three focus groups with teachers and key target audience groups
  • Leading workshops with museum staff and volunteers to identify key target audiences, scope activities and plan ahead
  • Creating a costed three-year plan of activity, including job descriptions for staff and volunteers
  • Developing a volunteer recruitment strategy and evaluation plan
  • Writing the Activity Plan and Action Plan to comply with HLF guidelines. 


With this project Emma continued an established relationship with exhibition design and audience development consultancy PLB Consulting, acting as Senior Consultant on behalf of PLB. We were delighted that our Activity Plan helped the museum secure £815,000 of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund in July 2013. 

Strategy and Fundraising

In a world of financial uncertainty, evidence-based planning and development is more important than ever. Emma King Consultancy supports clients with impact assessments, business planning, project management and creative thinking to build capacity and help make the best of scarce resources.  We can help you match your needs to funders' priorities and write effective, eye-catching bids. Talk to us about:

  • HLF activity and interpretive planning
  • EU partnerships and funding applications
  • Prince2 project management
  • Creative planning workshops