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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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Custom house of 1764

situated on the quay at Lancaster it has contains details of how Lancaster was once a thriving port. Beautiful buildings with walks along the riverside and a couple of excellant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

situated on the quay at Lancaster it has contains details of how Lancaster was once a thriving port. Beautiful buildings with walks along the riverside and a couple of excellant pubs close by for some refreshment

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Liverpool
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

This was a very good experience for all of us. Extremely child friendly with informative staff who were not intrusive. Costs were reasonable too! Lift not working on day of our visit but even I managed the stairs.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
51 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Great location - where the old quay was when Lancaster was a port. The museum is informative and covers Morecambe's as well as Lancaster's maritime history. The little café upstairs is well worth a visit.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is a terrific starting place for someone wanting to get a feel for the varied history of Morecambe and Lancaster. So much to see for the £3 admission fee. Highly recommended.

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Cumbria
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Lovely lady on reception. Some really thought provoking exhibits over several floors. We used the secure parking and visited The castle, Maritime Museum and finished off at the Judges Lodgings.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
43 helpful votes 43 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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