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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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Manchester
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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
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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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Solihull
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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Shanghai
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108 reviews 108 reviews
32 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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