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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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A great place to visit and learn.

The staff here are helpful, the displays imformative and ey catching with much that is interesting... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
PaulDavieshistorian
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
Interesting, informative about local history - £3 entry for adults

I didn't know there was a maritime museum in Lancaster. It's an interesting place, situated along... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mverschaeve
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Custom House St. Georges Quay | St George's Quay, Lancaster LA1 1RB, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The staff here are helpful, the displays imformative and ey catching with much that is interesting for families and school groups or adults walking down the St Geoges Quay. Well worth a visit. Plenty to see and do here.

Thank PaulDavieshistorian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't know there was a maritime museum in Lancaster. It's an interesting place, situated along the river, next to former pack houses that have been transformed into housing/flats. There's a 20' video describing local history and after that we walked through the exhibits. Local...More

Thank mverschaeve
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we found that parking was tight but luckily got a space, but inside it was a wealth of information dating from when the river and seas were the leaders in transportation until rail came along and capitalised the system. The Fishermens Cottage was fun and...More

Thank Ivan T
Reviewed 6 October 2017

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 3 October 2017

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 3 October 2017

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 28 September 2017 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

1  Thank John S
Reviewed 14 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
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