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

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Not bad for an hour

Not very many boats to see, only a couple of small sailing ships. Good how they explain about Morecambe bay, and the cockling horse cart, good section on how to do knotts, some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
bazonian2015
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Came on this little treasure on the heritage weekend, entrance was free, what a shame no one was visiting, we were the first visitors and that was 1pm. It was a lovely museum, very well set out, well worth a visit, use it or loose it.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not very many boats to see, only a couple of small sailing ships. Good how they explain about Morecambe bay, and the cockling horse cart, good section on how to do knotts, some good films to see also is very interactive for children, Worth a visit if you are in the locality.

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Thank bazonian2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found the staff to be extremely friendly and helpful The content of the site was very interesting and great for persons with disabilities, as they have a modern lift that takes you to the top floor where the video tells you all about the slave trade connection

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Thank martin s
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 August 15, 2016

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

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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Leyland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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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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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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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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