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Lancaster City Museum

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Address: Market Square, Lancaster LA1 1HT, England
Phone Number: 152464637
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Some excellent displays

I went in here to kill time while waiting for someone , but came out knowing I could have spent a lot more time in it. I particularly enjoyed the military displays and the ones... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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English first
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41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I went in here to kill time while waiting for someone , but came out knowing I could have spent a lot more time in it. I particularly enjoyed the military displays and the ones detailing the past history of Lancaster - the man in the outside toilet gave me a start as I came across him !

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

an ok museum, did it in under an hour the displays were good ,worth a visit if your in lancaster but i wouldnt go out of my way to visit it .at lest its free so have a look around .

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United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Although I've lived in the area all my life I haven't visited this museum for approx 25 years. I really enjoyed visiting the museum and looking around. I only spent an hour or so (as they were closing), but you could take your time and spend a lot longer. I would certainly recommend the museum to others.

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Wales, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I'd be lying if I said this museum is the greatest museum I've ever visited, but for the limited space there's certainly a lot to see here! Add to that the fact that entry's free and you'd be foolish not to check this out.

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Morecambe, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Whether you have a military interest, art interest, local history or ancient history interest this is a museum which will have something for you. You could spend as little as half an hour for a quick visit, or several hours wandering around the labrynth of rooms.

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LMuseums, Manager at Lancaster City Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Museum. We always hope we have something for everyone so it's great you think so too. We do have changing exhibitions downstairs so if you visit again there should be something new to see. More 

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Visit this museum during the summer holidays with my partner and two children ( aged 12 and 8 ). The museum was small and didn't take well to walk around. It was very well looked after and located in the centre of town. It's free to get in so you can't really complain, had a little gift shop and was... More 

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LMuseums, Manager at Lancaster City Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review about the Museum, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. We do have changing exhibitions so if you are ever in Lancaster again do pop in and there should be something new for you to see. More 

Lancaster, UK
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121 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Great place to visit for all the family. I am Lancaster born and bred and like to visit the museum every few months and see the new exhibits. Free and well worth a visit!

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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This wasn't a disappointment besides the fact that there were really only 2 main exhibits on display.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Just Popped in to the former town hall building, now a free museum, for some information, as its closer to the City centre the tourist office… and stayed for some time. The local Roman history exhibition Gallery was fascinating. Going upstairs you passed numerous splendid historic painting of local subjects, both portraits and landscapes, hung around the staircase. On the... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Lancaster museum used to be the town hall and is known by the locals as the old town hall. There are many roman artifacts to be seen and some times a local art exhibition. The first floor is the museum for The King's Own regiment which was the local regiment. The Museum stands in the centre of the town... More 

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