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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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Very interesting in a great location

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Poznan, Poland
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United Kingdom
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81 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 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 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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 

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Solihull
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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.

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Tyne & Wear
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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.

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Poznan, Poland
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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.

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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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 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

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.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We have been to this museum twice since moving to the area and find it fascinating. It is not very large, but this can be good in a museum, as more is not always better. The exhibits are well presented. I have to say, though, that it has been well over a year since our last visit, and I notice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Lancaster Maritime Museum is a great little museum with a wealth of history of the local area and especially Lancaster from when it was a port town. The museum itself is housed in the old Customs House of St George's Quay. This impressive setting is perfect and adds to the experience even before you go in. There is a lovely... More 

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