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Lancaster Maritime Museum

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Address: Custom House | St George's Quay, Lancaster LA1 1RB, England
Phone Number: 01524 382264
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5 minute walk from bus station. Lots of well put together exhibits, including a boat to get on and a carriage experience. Happy children using activity sheet provided by staff. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Preston, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

5 minute walk from bus station. Lots of well put together exhibits, including a boat to get on and a carriage experience. Happy children using activity sheet provided by staff. I will be visiting again. Worth buying Xplorer pass if vusitjng other Lancashire County Council attractions that charge e.g Lancaster Castle

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Poped in just to see what was like verry helpfull laddy but a bit expensive for what you got and my wife was a bit boared with it.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is a wonderful way of discovering the history of Lancaster in a varied and informal fashion. It is more than just a collection of 'stuff'. It is presented in imaginatively arranged rooms or scenes with brief but sensible explanations. The building itself is a historical marvel being an old warehouse beside the river Lune. The varied ups and downs... More 

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Honiton, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We visited as a family with (fairly) small children - it was great! Lots to do and see here, and it's really interesting to glimpse into Lancaster's sea-faring past....a surprisingly long one!

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Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Good museum with history of the town, the industry, the way people lived and a lot about living by the sea. Lots of exhibits and facts to describe them. I always like photos as they give such an insight into the way people used to live.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Free entry for locals and plenty of history relevant to the area. The kids love to play on the replica canal boat. The shop has plenty to choose from that won't break the bank so the kids can choose something without costing me a fortune. They usually have extra activities on during school holidays too. Won't be a full day... More 

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
43 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

This is a wonderful museum in Lancaster. Very well presented and the artefacts are interesting. I have been to many Maritime museums and in terms of value for money, this is fantastic.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Nice place which is bigger than you think with looking from outside. Activities to do and a nice souvenir shop. Any maritime lover would really enjoy.

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Wigan, UK
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Set in a delightful riverside setting, Lancaster Maritime Museum covers the maritime trade of Lancaster, the history of the port, the Lancaster Canal and the fishing industry of the Lune Estuary and Morecambe Bay. Features include four restored local fishing vessels. Running until the end of March, there is an exhibition of my photography showing the ever-changing landscape of Morecambe... More 

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Morecambe
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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