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Lancaster Maritime Museum

Address: Custom House | St George's Quay, Lancaster LA1 1RB, England
Phone Number: 01524 382264
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Ranked #5 of 16 Attractions in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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English first
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

great little maritime museum, free to local s but cost? to anyone outside LA postcodes. Great history, well worth a visit.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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184 reviews 184 reviews
172 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Located next to the river Dee, on the quayside plenty of free parking when I went The museum has lots of nautical items, telling the story of how Lancaster was affected by its connection to the sea by the river Lune. Nice cafe We visited in 2006, 2014 Very good ,worth a visit if your within 50 miles.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This was my second visit to this museum. Thursday afternoon in November - no-one there, even though it's cheap and in a lovely location by the river Lune. A good mixture of fishing and general history of the area, including Lancaster's role in the slave trade. The cafe is excellent value - substantial sandwich with salad for £1.95 -great for... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The maritime museum is located facing the river Lune. You can imagine what it would have been like 100 years ago but I don't really feel that the museum reflects the history which surrounds the building. There are highlights. The stories on fishermen and cockle pickers are very interesting but it still lack warmth and other exhibits are easy to... More 

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

Glad we made the effort. Over looking the river Lune. The museum was very quiet as it was Sunday. All in all the exhibits were engaging and it was clear that the museum has been well Managed and well maintained. It does however need modernising slightly in places and could do with more promotion from the front of the building.... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Adults £3.00 and Consessions for senior citizens at £2.00. Children free! A really reasonable visit to an interesting place, particularly because there was free parking right outside the door and it was bucketing down with rain on the day we chose to visit. A great mini cinema inside telling the story of Morcambe and lots of interesting things to see... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I live very close to the museum so a frequent visitor as my son really like it, it's set over 3 levels and has a kids trial to do around the museum. I have learnt alot about Lancaster from there. It has a very small cafe on the top floor and a little gift shop on the ground floor. It's... More 

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

A pleasant walk out of the city centre, I will definitely go back there as a ran out of time to look at everything.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is a small museum in a lovely building. The displays were informative and interesting. We ended up staying much longer than we thought we would. I imagine it would appeal to all ages. The woman at reception was delightful. She obviously loves her job. The guy running the coffee shop was really nice too.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A very interesting museum on the side of the river lune. The old warehouse and custom house have been converted into the maritime museum, tracing the history of industry of lancaster. Very small cafe.

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