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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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    Museum

    Location:

    Burnley

    A unique survivor of the textile industry, Queen Street Mill represents the last commercial steam powered textile weaving mill in the world.

  2. 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.

  3. Type

    Steam Railway

    Location:

    Preston


    Hidden away in the heart of Preston’s old Industrial Docklands, Ribble Steam Railway has been greeting visitors since 2005. Whatever the weather, you can expect a warm and friendly welcome from Ribble Steam’s team of committed volunteers. Whether you are a keen steam enthusiast, or just simply...

  4. Type

    Museum

    Location:

    Leyland

    Come and explore our quirky timber-framed Tudor school house, where a fantastic collection of local history and archaeology awaits you, as well as new exhibitions by local artists every month!

  5. 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.

  6. Type

    Museum

    Location:

    Leyland

    Submerge yourself in a nostalgic environment, packed with sounds, smells and sights from a bygone era. Enjoy a sensory experience loved by both young and old. Hear the real people stories, from factory workers and drivers.

  7. 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...

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    Arts, Crafts & Galleries

    Location:

    Blackburn

    An arts and crafts-style listed building opened in 1874, housing displays and reserve collections. The largest icon collection outside London's Victoria and Albert Museum.

  9. 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.

  10. Type

    Tower

    Location:

    Blackpool

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

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