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

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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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Poznan, Poland
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56 reviews
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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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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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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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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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Sandsend, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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