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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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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Under refurbishment but still enjoyable

We enjoyed our visit here despite some exhibits being removed ready for improvements, and got a reduced entrance fee. It's only £3 to get in anyway so was very good value for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
Annan Scotland
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Annan Scotland
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76 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We enjoyed our visit here despite some exhibits being removed ready for improvements, and got a reduced entrance fee. It's only £3 to get in anyway so was very good value for money! The lady on the door was very welcoming and friendly. Very interesting learning about Morecambe bay and Lancasters maritime history

Thank sunlover026
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Enjoyed it here. and there is also an eating area. They do have times when special displays are on. we live locally but ashamed to say we only went last year!

Thank mooboo9
United Kingdom
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109 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Although I live in the area I haven't visited the Lancaster Maritime Museum for what must be over 25 years. It was a really enjoyable experience and lasted a couple of hours. I enjoyed finding out about the history of Morecambe and Lancaster and would certainly recommend it to others. They also offer free admission for those living in the... More 

Thank djb2002
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This museum is in the old Custom House in a beautiful Georgian building and has some merit. It does not hide Lancaster's slavery past and that is good to see. It is a very small museum and takes about 45 minutes to go around. When we went it was free to get in but donations requested (and given) but usually... More 

Thank Makitten
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Excellent museum. Small but perfectly formed! A really interesting telling of the maritime history of Lancaster.

Thank bernihopz
Tyne & Wear
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Visited this museum during a visit ti Lancaster but was quite disappointed with the amount of things to see, I expected more than a lot of pictures on the walls and a few bits and pieces to look at.

Thank sigdoboy
Poznan, Poland
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63 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The museum is located by the river next to public footpath from the castle. It is set up in the beautiful Georgian building. It looks small but there is a lot to see and admire. There are also a cafe and interactive room. If you like see, ships and boats you have to go there. 4GBP per adult.

Thank Gosia E
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Quite a small place but worth a visit. My granddaughter was born in Lancaster and when we went she was 4 but along with her we brought two other grandchildren, aged 4 and 10 and a and a 14 year old niece. The museum suited the adults, as we are interested in history but it also had a lot for... More 

Thank Barbara M
Scotland, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

It costs £3 except for locLs who get in free! As it happens we got in for free as they were short staffed and it was partially closed. I have to say I found much of the content uninteresting. Their shop had all sweets reduced as everything had a best before date about to expire.

Thank Wee_Rover
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This building used to be the customs house in Georgian times when Lancaster was a bigger port than Liverpool. The building is a brilliant Georgian building and it now houses small crafts and tells of Lancaster's earlier life

Thank tomj65

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