Wonderful insight into the maritime history of Lancaster. Small, friendly museum, with lots of unusual items!
Not many people know that Lancaster was a more important port than Liverpool in the 18th. century. You'll know all about that and a great deal more after going here. Lancaster and the slave trade, fishing in the bay, the tourist trade, inland waterways, crossing the bay and lots more imaginatively and creatively presented. One of 4 great museums run... More
I go here with my children a lot we really enjoy it they offer lots of things on for children when its half term or the summer holidays mask making craft days etc theres a cafe great place love it keep going back
The museum does a good job of covering various aspects of maritime interest; shipping, fishing, oil & gas exploration and history of the Lancaster canal. The layout is a bit chaotic, and the short winter opening hours require careful planning.
was interesting but felt it lacked something. The staff could have been more helpful. We felt like we were left to wander with no offer of information or anyone to ask.
Whilst it is right that this museum is on the quayside this means that it is rather tucked away from other than the dedicated visitor. What they have is in the right geographical context to visualise how it was then, the exhibits are interesting and well displayed, the building is interesting and not gloomy, and the staff are helpful. So... More
Very interesting displays and montages relating to Lancaster's involvement in the trade of mahogany and slaves, and an insight into the lives of the sailors and traders in the 18th and 19th centuries. Very hands on and interactive. Recommended.
An excellent,informative and well-displayed local museum. I found the section on "high speed" passenger canal barges (with a reconstructed boat) in the late 18th century particularly interesting. However why do local authorities who maintain such places and presumably want people to visit them provide so little signage to a museum that is just a little away from the town centre.... More
A very comprehensive history of the fishing industry of Lancaster and Morecambe bay. It also features Lancasters involvement in the slave trade, I must confess I never thought of Lancaster being involved in this, so it was quite unexpected and interesting. The regimental museum and exhbition of the local fairs are quite a rare interest for the family.
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