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Lancaster Maritime Museum

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Address: Custom House St. Georges Quay | 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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A tale of two buildings

Go and be impressed the museum is two building joined together with a modern day visitor centre if you live in Lancaster you can visit free it has a café on the top floor the day... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tony F
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Leyland, United Kingdom
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

great day out for all thefamily loads to see and do. free if you live local or charges if not. but beautiful buiding near to the quay side. lots of great information on maritime history and the slave trade. can spend hours in here.

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Thank eve1964
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Near to the Lancaster Quay, the museum discusses the history, mostly discussing the slave trade. Definitely a must if you're visiting Lancaster. Only a short walk from the city centre, it's interesting, informative and easy to move around. Discusses the history of Lancaster and how it was involved in various key events throughout the English maritime history. The museum is... More 

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Thank James D
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a day when it was free entry as part of the museum was shut (but I believe it is free to locals anyway although I have not had this confirmed) and we were glad we went. I have alwasy loved my city's history and feel that is is SUCH a shame that all our museums will be... More 

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Thank Jess B
Leyland, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go and be impressed the museum is two building joined together with a modern day visitor centre if you live in Lancaster you can visit free it has a café on the top floor the day I visited they where doing some repairs so it was free for me too! GO NOW!

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Bury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only was small has they were renovating upstairs not a lot to see watched the film which was the most informative of the entire museum

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Thank magsdixonmc
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

It was yet another rainy cold july day. My mum recommended this place as something different to do other than shopping. Due to flood damage entrance was free. The staff were very helpful There's a nice cafe and lovely new toilets. Interesting displays Definitely worth a look

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Thank fwaxer
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Worth a visit even for an hour or so. Admission is only £3. I believe it is closed now due to storm damage. Hopefully they will be up and running soon.

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Thank Rachel D
England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Maritime Museum. The staff are extremely knowledgeable not only about the museum but also the history of Lancaster itself. Although quite small there are lots of interesting exhibits on several floors (lift accessible)

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Thank Davey46
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

This little museum is well worth a visit. If you have an hour or so to spare. It includes the history of the custom house and Morecambes fishing heritage along with an impressive model of the gas base. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. There is also a little cafe. Free to locals if you prove your address but we... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Don't expect to spend all day here as very small but very well done the staff are very friendly has a small cafe worth the visit not much for entrance fee a few quid! will only take about an hour if that! some interesting facts some dressing up for kids to have photo done we had fun.

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