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Lancaster City Museum

Market Square, Lancaster, England
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Ranked #8 of 19 Attractions in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

its a shame that the inside of the building doesn't live up to the outside. Architecturally the museum is very impressive but the layout needs looking at and the reception area is confusing and if I'm honest not very welcoming. No guidebook, no staff to really help. No toilets. If the council invested some time and money the city museum... More

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Warrington, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great old building but needs more investment and modernising. My gf wasn't happy that it doesn't have a loo. Not very clear what to do or see when you first walk in and there isn't a guidebook.

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Lancaster
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Lots to see here as the downstairs rooms regularly host visiting exhibitions while the permanent exhibitions are up stairs in this fine Georgian building. There's some very well realised displays that ilustrate local social history, and an impressive number of art works on show. Free entry - though donations welcome - this is a great place to spend an hour... More

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438 reviews 438 reviews
57 attraction reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Impressive building in centre of Lancaster - set in square that has regular markets days ( great one on Wednesday- day of our visit). Great value as no admission fee but any donations gratefully accepted. Currently running a World War One exhibition which is brilliant!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

Myself and my partner wanted to visit with our 6 month old. Was really looking forward to it as I had heard and read such good things. On arriving we were told by a member of staff part of the museum was closed and only upstairs open. When I asked where the lift was, she looked at the pushchair like... More

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Askam in Furness, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

A very well laid out and interesting museum. Plenty of exhibits and information. Would happily of paid to see it.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

enjoyed the current world war one exhibit, which gave a great account of what life must have been like during the war.In all it is a very good quaint museum

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Manchester
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5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A real pleasure to visit this quirky little museum .You get a well thought out view of the development of Lancaster in an informative and fun way.

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Very interesting trip through the ages. A lot of effort has been put into making a very interesting place. Very refreshing that it was free, with a range of exhibits. Some great relics, artefacts and brilliantly informative and clear explanations too.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
38 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

How refreshing that a museum should be free! Even if they were to charge a small fee am sure they wouldn't miss out on visitors. At present the downstairs rooms show an exhibit about WW1 which is really poignant as this was Lancaster's recruiting office for those wishing to sign up. If you are in the area it would be... More

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