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Museums

Here you can travel around both country and coast to explore Lancashire’s historic wonders. Discover the stories behind a county full of history and interesting artefacts. Whatever your interest, we know that our buildings and the treasures within will capture your imagination.  From the Museum of Lancashire to the British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Lancashire has a whole host of museums that are perfect for all the family. Most offer programmes of free activities for young visitors and many are free to enter! Whether you're looking to soak up some culture at the Harris Museum, explore the house and gardens at Lytham Hall, make it an educational trip to Lancaster Castle, or just want to treat the kids to an entertaining day out in the Blackpool Tower Dungeon, take your pick of the top family-friendly museums listed below.

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    Historic House

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    Preston

    Built in 1325 Samlesbury Hall is steeped in fascinating history, retaining its original typical black and white exterior, the Hall is almost equidistant between Blackburn and Preston, yet retaining a rural feel.

  2. Type

    Theme Ride / Tableau / Waxworks

    Location:

    Blackpool


    Madame Tussauds visitors are sent on an engaging and entertaining interactive journey, featuring some of the country's best loved stars from the small screen, music and sport. With a wealth of talent and celebrities, a mix of home-grown and international superstars, something for all ages and...

  3. Type

    Farm

    Location:

    Blackpool

    Come to Penny farm to meet rescued horses & ponies and find out more about the work of World Horse Welfare, stroll around our farm tracks then treat yourself to homemade cakes & snacks in our coffee shop.
    What's On at Penny Farm
    Penny Farm is free to visit and is open to the public on Wednesdays,...

  4. Type

    Tower

    Location:

    Blackpool

    There are plenty of experiences on offer at The Blackpool Tower to ensure you have an unparalleled Blackpool experience

  5. Type

    Museum

    Location:

    Preston

    The Museum and Chapel of the Queen's Lancashire Regiment are located in Fulwood Barracks, a serving barracks and Preston's finest collections of Listed buildings.

  6. Type

    Theme Ride / Tableau / Waxworks

    Location:

    Blackpool

    Meet a full cast of infamous villains, rogues and rascals. Hang-out with witches in Pendle, offload with the Skippool Smugglers and battle your way through a Viking camp. Nobody tells stories like we do: exciting, scary and bloody funny.

  7. Type

    Museum

    Location:

    Throughout Lancashire

    Imagine a place where you can explore, touch, learn, discover and most of all have fun. At Lancashire Museums we have lots of stuff going on to tempt you and your families.

  8. Type

    Museum

    Location:

    Turton

    Turton Tower is a distinctive English country house located in the small village of Turton on the edge of the popular walking area of the West Pennine Moors. Facilities include a victorian tea room and gift shop.

  9. Type

    Heritage / Visitor Centre

    Location:

    Carnforth

    Made famous by David Lean's romantic classic film Brief Encounter, starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard in 1945, the award-winning heritage centre includes a faithful restoration of the refreshment room where Laura and Alec first met.

  10. Type

    Arts, Crafts & Galleries

    Location:

    Rossendale,

    The Whitaker (previously Rossendale Museum & Art Gallery) is set in a beautiful park in the centre of the Rossendale Valley, Lancashire.

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