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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:
+44 1524 382264
11:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00

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very interesting!

Walking through its almost unbelievable that Lancaster was such a busy port. There is so much to see and the staff are very helpful. i would visit again as it was so good.

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21 reviews
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Reviewed today NEW

Walking through its almost unbelievable that Lancaster was such a busy port. There is so much to see and the staff are very helpful. i would visit again as it was so good.

Thank michelelouise71
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

More people especially locals need to explore this little gem.There is a nice mix of 'hands on' with the packet boat and stage coach also plenty of local and world history associated with the maritime history of the area. An excellent mix of media to suit all ages -Great little cafe and good access for all.

Thank gill o
Burnley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great afternoon wandering around this little museum. The staff were lovely and friendly, and the exhibits easy to follow.

Thank AliNKe
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109 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, some interesting exhibits. Lots of interesting information regarding Lancaster's shipping history including its involvement in the slave trade. Free parking at side of road about 100 yards down road next to river.

Thank Chris W
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Took our 2grandchildren here aged 12 and 7. There was a craft day where they made plate aquariums , it was only £1 and well worth the money . The lady running it was very good and explained everything to them . The museum itself is really good and interesting , the children found it interesting in parts although after... More 

Thank martha1first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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322 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Although it's only a small museum I found it really interesting. I loved the packet boat section and was intrigued by the PIGs which run along gas pipes. The film showing a brief history of the area was worth a watch. Well worth the £3 admission fee.

Thank TheRelfster
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great place and lots of interesting exhibitions. I learnt a lot about the history of Lancaster's fishing trade/heritage

Thank MaryG47
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

Popped in to the Museum on our way round Lancaster's Heritage trail. Intended to only stay an hour (entry only £2.00 for Concessions). Ended up staying about 3 hours. The displays were imaginative and informative - loved the packet boat all ready for everyone to climb in for a photo. The film on the history of Morecambe Bay and the... More 

Thank Manchester_lass02
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

A quirky place with an unusual mix of old and new pieces. The staff are very friendly and on some days entry is free

1 Thank ChrisG29
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Spent almost 4 hours here. Very interesting museum with loads to see. Everything thoughtfully displayed. Friendly and helpful staff. Although the emphasis is on maritime stuff, there is also a lot about the town in general. The best value £3 ever.

Thank stchristopher053

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