The Fusilier Museum, Bury unveiled its new café concept at a recent launch event.
The newly named Minnie’s was officially opened by Deputy Mayor Cllr Dorothy Gunther at last week’s VIP event with over 60 invited guests also attending.
Minnie’s has undergone a mini makeover and now employs its own catering team to deliver daily service in the café as well as food for meetings and events held within the museum.
The name Minnie’s was chosen by the team at The Fusilier Museum following a competition on social media which saw hundreds of suggestions put forward. Minnie was actually a Burmese Pack Pony who became the mascot for the Lancashire Fusiliers from 1944 - 1951. Minnie travelled the world with the regiment and was a regular at ceremonial parades including the Freedom Parade in Bury as well as Trooping the Colour on Minden Day in 1948.
Helena Briden, General Manager at The Fusilier Museum said “We’re delighted to finally launch Minnie’s to the general public and be able to share her story with everyone for many years to come. Minnie played such an important role within the regiment so it was only fitting that we named the café after her as well as ensure her legacy lived on. Minnie’s has a new look, a new menu and a dedicated team ready to serve customers old and new so we look forward to welcoming them all soon.”
Minnie’s is open daily and provides a varied menu using the freshest, locally sourced ingredients. The menu includes freshly made hot and cold sandwiches, light snacks, jacket potatoes, salads, and delicious cakes! It also serves a selection of daily specials including homemade soup, hot meals and seasonal favourites as well as a fine selection of hot and cold drinks.
The Fusilier Museum in Bury, Lancashire, is home to the collections of XX The Lancashire Fusiliers and the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. Documenting over 300 years of history and heritage through permanent and temporary exhibitions, the Museum tells the rich and fascinating stories of the people who have served and continue to service in the Regiments.