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Lancaster City Museum

Market Square, Lancaster, England
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Ranked #7 of 18 Attractions in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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harrogate Yorks
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Lovely hour spent in here and free admission too, really enjoyed it especially the WW1 part. It was great and (sad) to read about members of the Regiments and see there letters home to families

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Brigg, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We visiited this musuem as we stopped in Lancaster for a couple of hours.It is not a large museum but very informative and the exhibitions are very good.It is mainly a militerary museum and very interesting.The staff were very welcoming and we were free to browse at our leisure and staff were on hand if needed for additional information.

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This was our first port of call when we visited Lancaster and it was a perfect way to start. The museum is well laid out and uses excellent displays and exhibits to take, visitors of all ages, through the thousands of years of history that this area has. Entry is free but we were more than happy to make a... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Free entry, varied displays and a great guide to the changes in Lancaster. There are guided tours if you like, or just wander freely. Make sure you have some change to put in the donations as entry is free.

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Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
32 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is a very good museum, not too big so you take hours to get round it but varied and interesting. From the stone age to the modern day and some interesting displays. 60 minutes is enough to see everything, more if there is something of particular interest, I am sure you could take a whole day if you wanted.

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lake district, england
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

A must visit in dreary Lancaster. Plenty to see and pleasant staff. Always clean and well maintained

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Icmeler, Turkey
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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

wonderful visit and did not disappoint,so many interesting thing to see that was of interest.The Victorian street life of Lancaster ,and the old treasues that have been unearthed are wonderful. I liked the visit almost as much as the Castle

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Witney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Great little museum in the centre of the city. Alan Sutherland, one of the gallery attendants, was very informative and our son was captivated. If you want to know more about Lancaster, I would recommend a visit (followed by coffee and cake at The Music Room).

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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120 reviews 120 reviews
51 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Just popped in to have a look while away in Lancaster. Some interesting pieces to look at including some nice war displays , medals , weapons , uniforms etc .. The museum is nicely kept with helpful staff .

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