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Lancaster Maritime Museum

Custom House | St George's Quay, Lancaster LA1 1RB, England
01524 382264
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Ranked #9 of 19 Attractions in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Leeds
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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
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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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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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We were looking forwards to visiting the Lancaster maritime museum, but when we tried to visit we couldn't find it. We followed the brown signs and used sat nav, however after 20 minutes circling we gave up. Probably a great museum, but rubbish directional signage.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If your into maritime history this is one place you must visit. built on the old customs house on the river Lune quay side in pleasant surroundings.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Fascinating insight into Lancaster and District life from long ago until recent times, including why the canal was built and how local fortunes were made as a result of the slave trade from Africa to the Americas. Friendly informative staff.

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lancaster
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Took 3 kids for an afternoon out , some good exhibits but to be honest after a brief look at the top floor they were bored. It's too small and really doesn't do Lancaster or it's Maritime past justice. It's ok but fairly mediocre. I thought we could spend a few hrs there in effect we were out in 30... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Thought we'd spend an hour tops at the museum - three hours & one very pleasant lunch later, we finally emerged! We went as family of four, with 4 & 8 year olds, & all enjoyed. 4 yr old enjoyed model 'packet boat' & mocked up stage coach. 8 yer old loved dressing up as Georgian for portrait! Woman who... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I used to visit this little museum as a young lad in Lancaster. It was a blast from the past, mainly because it hasn't changed in the last 15 years. The Good The setting is lovely and the museum itself has a sense of character. It is situated on St George's Quay and soaked in local maritime history. The staff... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Great place my son loves it as we go alot as it 5mins walk from city centre, it's free to locals really interesting.

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