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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
73 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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107 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
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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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

having lived in lancaster a long time I finally visited this museum. Absolutely fab and interesting.

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Annan Scotland
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105 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We enjoyed our visit here despite some exhibits being removed ready for improvements, and got a reduced entrance fee. It's only £3 to get in anyway so was very good value for money! The lady on the door was very welcoming and friendly. Very interesting learning about Morecambe bay and Lancasters maritime history

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england
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Enjoyed it here. and there is also an eating area. They do have times when special displays are on. we live locally but ashamed to say we only went last year!

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Thank mooboo9
United Kingdom
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114 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Although I live in the area I haven't visited the Lancaster Maritime Museum for what must be over 25 years. It was a really enjoyable experience and lasted a couple of hours. I enjoyed finding out about the history of Morecambe and Lancaster and would certainly recommend it to others. They also offer free admission for those living in the... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This museum is in the old Custom House in a beautiful Georgian building and has some merit. It does not hide Lancaster's slavery past and that is good to see. It is a very small museum and takes about 45 minutes to go around. When we went it was free to get in but donations requested (and given) but usually... More 

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