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Lancaster Maritime Museum

Custom House St. Georges Quay | St George's Quay, Lancaster LA1 1RB, England
+44 1524 382264
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Excellent place to visit

I used to visit this place when my children were younger especially as its free to local residents... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sep45
An interesting museum, but not "essential"

I enjoyed my visit to the museum yesterday, and certainly learned a bit about Lancaster's maritime... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike C
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Custom House St. Georges Quay | St George's Quay, Lancaster LA1 1RB, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to visit this place when my children were younger especially as its free to local residents! We all loved it. Very educational and interesting. You could spend a couple of hours wandering round looking at the exhibits. Fantastic old building as well. Would...More

Thank Sep45
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed my visit to the museum yesterday, and certainly learned a bit about Lancaster's maritime history, but this wouldn't be top of my list of things to see in Lancaster for a visitor with a short time in the City Some interesting exhibits, the...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Maritime as part of the Heritage weekend events, so entry was free. However, if you buy an Xplorer family ticket annually you can enter lots of Lancashire museums, Lancaster castle for £20 for the year! Fantastic value. The building itself is impressive...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quite a tall building with an awful lot to see inside. So many exhibits that are very well displayed. Staff friendly and informative. Didnt use the cafe but looked ckean and tidy with a nice lady with a cheery hello. Over several floors with a...More

Thank sharoncN4034SB
Reviewed 31 August 2017

This museum has a great deal of detail about the history of Lancaster as an important seaport, with a lot of textual information as well as exhibits of old boats and models of clippers. There are many historic documents to see, and pictures of celebrated...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Set back from St Georges quay is the old custom house, a beautiful building in its own right and now housing the Maritime museum. this is a really friendly place packed with objects relating to the maritime trades and traders of the area, Interesting notebooks,...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Clean, well maintained museum. Childen free, adults £3 each. Took about 1 hour to see all. Enjoyed the photo booths.

Thank wishingwellappeal
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Take a walk along the river to the Museum. It is in the old custom house. The installations are very good. The film tells an amazing story of ship building in Lancaster.

Thank CastellNeddWales
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Visited with my niece who loves this museum despite visiting regularly. Children are free and so it is also a cheap half day out. Lots to see about local area although not huge displays. Good film about Covers a variety of history from vikings to...More

Thank Milesandmilesaway
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Had a lovely hour here in May. The museum is small but full of interesting items and history. Really good for kids. The staff are very knowledgeable. There is a little snack bar. You can also park around the back for free.

Thank y18470bsandra
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