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Lancaster Maritime Museum

Custom House | St George's Quay, Lancaster LA1 1RB, England
01524 382264
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Ranked #7 of 18 attractions in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Great place my son loves it as we go alot as it 5mins walk from city centre, it's free to locals really interesting.

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a good museum with a very interesting story to tell of Lancaster through the ages. The exhibits are well presented with some good hands on features to explore local history. The building itself is truly remarkable being the old customs house. There is much to explore in the museum and will take 2-3 hours depending on how much... More

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Morecambe
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This museum is small, not very disabled friendly, interesting, but needs more to make it good. Staff are friendlyish, not really for young children

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Great way to find out about some of the history in Lancaster.Some interesting facts about how the river used to be and some grim facts about slavery.Great layout and well looked after.

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Set along the riverside this nice little museum is a great way to spend an hour or two if you are in Lancaster. Various displays of interesting historical and modern maritime settings, there is also a small cafe and gift shop. There are many steps to climb within the museum but a lift is available.

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Solihull
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Before we arrived in Lancaster we had no idea of its maritime history. After a visit to this excellent museum we are no longer so ignorant. Lancaster was once one of the biggest ports in England, so there is a huge amount of information to be gleaned. As we almost had the place to our selves we were able to... More

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England
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117 reviews 117 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is a great place and being local you never tend to visit. We did and it was well worth it - the place is really well presented and staff are on hand to assist or you can just enjoy at your leisure - on a nice day it's a lovely walk along the quay.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The museum itself is quite nice. There are many displays and a few interactive areas for children to explore. However without a vivid interest in maritime history, it is perhaps somewhat difficult to be truly engaged with subject matter. However as I live very close to the museum I was interested to visit and think others should too. It is... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Best museum we've been to. Friendly welcome and affordable cafe too. Started with introductory film as recommended by the friendly lady in the cafe. Quiz really kept the kids interested throughout the visit. Also good interactive activities. Well worth a visit. Kept us all entertained for over 2 hours.

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Skipton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Located very close to our hotel, we visited this place on a chilly weekend afternoon. Very informative museum with a lot of content. Quite a "wordy" museum with not a huge amount of artefacts, this is probably not designed for children under 10. Very enjoyable.

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