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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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A vibrant and welcoming community centre in the heart of Halton, The Centre has something for everyone. Our wide range of facilities offer both indoor and outdoor space with a fantastic skatepark. We have a huge number of classes and activities.
The East Lancashire Railway is a mainly steam hauled service between Heywood, Bury, Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall. This popular steam railway offers a great day out for all of the family and hosts a wide variety of events and attractions to suit all ages and interests from railway enthusiasts to a...
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.
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...
The museum contains the finest collection of historic and commercial vehicles in Europe, including the world-famous Popemobile, horse-drawn and steam vehicles and fire engines.
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.
A unique survivor of the textile industry, Queen Street Mill represents the last commercial steam powered textile weaving mill in the world.
Theme Ride / Tableau / Waxworks
With a full cast of brilliant actors, 10 shows, rich sets, special effects and an exciting drop ride, we’ll take you on a unique 70 minute thrill-filled journey through 1000 years of Lancashire’s murky past.
Unique to Blackpool, family run collectors shop and free museum on South Promenade. The shop sells unusual giftware and collectables.
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.
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