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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Fantastic for local tourists and those traveling form farther afield!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

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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Sandsend, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I made a point of walking to this museum and while I wouldnt want to deter you from doing so, I felt that they didnt make anything of the most interesting exhibits (the really old log boats), quite a lot wasnt on show that they had let two of the floors so werent available as a museum - for a... More 

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Workington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Quaint small maritime, depicting the history of lancaster maritime history. Set in a lovely building on the waterfront, has quite a few exhibits, but parts being closed off when we were visiting. Some interesting facts, about the slave trade, industry, fishing etc. Crazy toilet on lower floor, worth a visit..... Was only in about 45 mins

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Situated, unsurprisingly, on the quayside in Lancaster the maritime museum is an unassuming lgass block on a larger, older, warehouse. It hides itself well and many of the residents walk past it and probably forget it is there, which is a great shame. Like most museums the maritime Museum makes as much effort as possible to engage the visitors and... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I have to admit that we came across this museum by accident as we walked along the river and how glad we were. It is compact but full of interesting and informative exhibits. It painted a vivid picture of Lancaster's past maritime history which was important and considerable. The man that sold us the ticket, gave us advice and served... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

We'd planned to visit the City Museum and we're very disappointed to find it was closed on Mondays, so chose this one instead. How glad we were that we did. In a good location on the Quay, this building contains a far bigger museum than you would think by looking at the outside of the building. It covers the maritime... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

A real must, if you want to learn more about Lancaster and it's trading past. Don;t miss the video it's really very good.

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England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We spent an hour or so at the Maritime Museum in Lancaster and we were rather underwhelmed, I'm afraid. It's good that it's relatively inexpensive (or, as it was for us, free if you have one of the Xplorer Pass tickets bought at another museum). It's not so good that it's very much a traditional 'look and read' sort of... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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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Additional Information about Lancaster Maritime Museum

Address: Custom House | St George's Quay, Lancaster LA1 1RB, England
Phone Number: 01524 382264
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Lancaster
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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