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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.

Visit the Lancashire Tourism Award 2015 winning Whitaker Museum and Art Gallery.

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  1. Add The Blackpool Tower Dungeon to your Itinerary

    The Blackpool Tower Dungeon

    Type

    Theme Ride / Tableau / Waxworks

    Location:

    Blackpool


    The Blackpool Tower Dungeon brings together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects, stages, scenes and a ride in a truly unique and exciting walkthrough experience that you see, hear, touch, smell and feel. It’s hilarious fun and it’s sometimes a bit scary.

    Meet a full cast of...

  2. Add Morecambe Visitor Information Centre to your Itinerary

    Morecambe Visitor Information Centre

    Type

    Heritage / Visitor Centre

    Location:

    Morecambe

    Morecambe Visitor Centre offers local and national information for tourists, accommodation booking service as well as gifts and souvenirs.

  3. Add Bancroft Mill to your Itinerary

    Bancroft Mill

    Type

    Heritage / Visitor Centre

    Location:

    Barnoldswick

    A demonstration featuring the textile mill engine in steam, original boilers and Lancashire loom demonstrations.

  4. Add British Commercial Vehicle Museum to your Itinerary

    British Commercial Vehicle Museum

    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.

  5. Add Towneley Hall Art Gallery and Museum to your Itinerary

    Towneley Hall Art Gallery and Museum

    Type

    Arts, Crafts & Galleries

    Location:

    Burnley

    Historic House set in 24 acres of woodland. You are able to explore the period rooms, art gallery and learn more about Burnley's history whilst a Mouse Trail through the Museum keeps children entertained.

  6. Add Queen Street Mill Textile Museum to your Itinerary

    Queen Street Mill Textile Museum

    Type

    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.

  7. Add Fleetwood Museum to your Itinerary

    Fleetwood Museum

    Type

    Museum

    Location:

    Fleetwood

    Explore the story of Fleetwood from fishing port to holiday destination, from Victorian times to present, within the friendliest museum.

  8. Add The Centre @ Halton to your Itinerary

    The Centre @ Halton

    Type

    Heritage / Visitor Centre

    Location:

    Halton, Lancaster

    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.

  9. Add Harris Museum and Art Gallery to your Itinerary

    Harris Museum and Art Gallery

    Type

    Museum

    Location:

    Market Square, Preston

    A great day out for all the family, the Harris Museum & Art Gallery is a treasure trove of fantastic art and fascinating objects.

  10. Add The Whitaker to your Itinerary

    The Whitaker

    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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