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Lancaster Maritime Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Another gem of Lancaster

Now thanks to the almighty council and to larger extent the government and austerity as a whole... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ingvar I
Lancashire, United Kingdom
Quick visit as it closes early!

This was small but interesting. I enjoyed looking at all the historical photos of Morcambe and my... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Newton Mearns, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Now thanks to the almighty council and to larger extent the government and austerity as a whole. This museum just about survived the last cutbacks, but they had to reduce the opening hours which is a bit of a ballache. I have been here quite...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ingvar I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was small but interesting. I enjoyed looking at all the historical photos of Morcambe and my youngest loved the barge and Viking boats. It’s worth popping in if you are in be area as it was quite cheap but I wouldn’t plan on staying...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank yumchocolatemmm
Reviewed March 16, 2019

Free entry for local residents, relatively cheap entry for visitors. Go to see the film first in the section to the left as you look at the entrance. Beware! If you choose to walk, it’s 4 flights of stairs. There is lift access behind you....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank rosco2
Reviewed March 2, 2019 via mobile

It’s been years since we visited and what a change there has been. We started by watching the short video presentation of the maritime history of the area and then wandered through the several floors of exhibits which really brought the story of the port...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Youngatheart6248
Reviewed February 10, 2019

Lovely little museum that tells the tale of Lancaster's maritime history. The film is excellent and we learned a great deal about Lancaster and Morecambe. Even our teenage sons enjoyed it!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank helen m
Reviewed January 27, 2019

We visited here recently 2 adults and a teenager. It's about an 8 minute walk from the castle. It wasn't as big as we expected but a good way to pass an hour. The museums pricing policy is a bit strange, basically if you live...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Melissa11
Reviewed January 17, 2019 via mobile

Really delightful little museum covering the port and beach life of Lancaster and environs. We enjoyed the film and exhibits. It is attractively laid out over two or three floors. There are plenty of stairs but also lifts. It opened at 12 and was a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Cathy L
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

What a great free place to visit, Donations are gratefully received. A fascinating museum which looks at Lancaster with the slave trade, which was very sad but played a big part of our history to the modern oil rigs across the bay. Well worth a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Aurora-Chaser
Reviewed December 11, 2018

We visited the museum on a cold mid week December day after carefully checking that it was open (which it was from 12 noon). Our first worry was parking but we found lots of space (probably enough for 30-40 cars) immediately behind the museum. Inside...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BobBonHere
Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

This Maritime Museum is a delightful little gem... It is a thoroughly interesting and enjoyable experience from beginning to end... From the friendly, helpful, welcoming staff, to the tasty cafe, to the many, but not too many interesting exhibits. Well worth a visit even if...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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February 17, 2015|
Response from hughes57 |
10am to 4pm but may be a bit late for you now 3years later😂😊