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Lancaster Maritime Museum

Custom House | St George's Quay, Lancaster LA1 1RB, England
01524 382264
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Ranked #9 of 18 attractions in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Preston, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Fascinating insight into Lancaster and District life from long ago until recent times, including why the canal was built and how local fortunes were made as a result of the slave trade from Africa to the Americas. Friendly informative staff.

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lancaster
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Took 3 kids for an afternoon out , some good exhibits but to be honest after a brief look at the top floor they were bored. It's too small and really doesn't do Lancaster or it's Maritime past justice. It's ok but fairly mediocre. I thought we could spend a few hrs there in effect we were out in 30... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Thought we'd spend an hour tops at the museum - three hours & one very pleasant lunch later, we finally emerged! We went as family of four, with 4 & 8 year olds, & all enjoyed. 4 yr old enjoyed model 'packet boat' & mocked up stage coach. 8 yer old loved dressing up as Georgian for portrait! Woman who... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I used to visit this little museum as a young lad in Lancaster. It was a blast from the past, mainly because it hasn't changed in the last 15 years. The Good The setting is lovely and the museum itself has a sense of character. It is situated on St George's Quay and soaked in local maritime history. The staff... More

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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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
4 helpful votes 4 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 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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38 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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