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Lancaster City Museum

Market Street, Lancaster LA1 1HT, England
+44 1524 64637
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Free to enter

The museum was the best part of our day as we were disappointed with the castle. It's free to enter... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Leigh W
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super military display

enjoyable visit and very interesting to see how the old city used to be. The military section is... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
Andy P
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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Market Street, Lancaster LA1 1HT, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The museum was the best part of our day as we were disappointed with the castle. It's free to enter the museum and there is a lot of history on the city it self and the Duke of Lancaster Regiment. Highly recommend anyone who visits...More

Thank Leigh W
Reviewed 19 November 2017

enjoyable visit and very interesting to see how the old city used to be. The military section is particularly interesting, and a real eye opener as to how the soldiers "lived" during the horrors of ww1. Well worth a visit.

Thank Andy P
Reviewed 9 November 2017

What a great 'little' museum. I've been visiting this museum every time I come to Lancaster. Usually while my wife goes shopping!! It's free entry!!!! It contains a little bit of every aspect of Lancashire's history. I particularly liked the Roman stuff. But there is...More

1  Thank John S
Reviewed 8 November 2017

A superb Kings own Regiment section in the Museum , and free for all . Also a few bits of Waring and Gillows.

Thank mark1703
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Great museum. It is free but relies on donations, if you visit please be kind enough to leave a donation in the box. The staff were lovely and helpful. A great museum with a lovely atmosphere.

Thank Madge S
Reviewed 29 October 2017

The front of this building is currently shrouded in scaffolding, but it is still open, and well worth venturing inside. It is situated in the middle of one of the main pedestrian thoroughfares in town. entry is free, there is a small reception area, then...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Free of charge! Wow. Really enjoyed the relaxed, take your time, wander around. There is plenty to read and look at. The museum traces the history of Lancaster from pre-Romans’ to current times. I loved the coverage of the wars and the trades that Lancaster...More

Thank Nigel B
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We visited here and I was really impressed. It is a small town museum but has so much information and detail, as well as being ordered from ancient history to more modern times. We have gone to a lot of other museums that seem to...More

Thank DiL5
Reviewed 12 October 2017

A great little museum well set out we looked at the exihibit about the Lancaster regiments and how life was during the defferent time periods around Lancaster,too much to write you just have to visit.

Thank Michael John C
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

A great gem in this lovely town A great source of history and some great things to see and find out Very happy to find out the day we visited was exactly 100 years to the day since the fire it made it so significant...More

1  Thank Mopbucket
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