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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 unique survivor of the textile industry, Queen Street Mill represents the last commercial steam powered textile weaving mill in the world.
Castle / Fort
The museum stands high on Castle Hill, in the shadow of the Castle Keep, an image which has dominated Clitheroe's skyline for over 800 years.
The historic landmark of Clitheroe, in the heart of the Ribble Valley offers a day of exploration for al
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...
Situated in the heart of this historic cultural city of Lancaster in an elegant Georgian building.
Discover more about Lancaster's past from the Romans to the present day
Trace the pedigree of Lancaster's regiment from 1680 onwards at the King's Ow
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.
SMALL VISITOR ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR 2012 - LANCASHIRE TOURISM AWARDS!
Your family friendly introduction to all things Lancashire.
Heritage / Visitor Centre
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.
Penny Farm is a horse rescue & rehabilitation centre operated by the charity World Horse Welfare. We welcome visitors 3 days a week to meet the ponies & find out more about the work of the charity.
The main stable area is indoors and the site has full disabled access. Visitors are also welcome...
Explore the story of Fleetwood from fishing port to holiday destination, from Victorian times to present, within the friendliest museum.
A tiny, intriguing 18th-Century cottage spread over 5 floors is the Cottage Museum, offering an intimate glimpse of early Victorian life. Come and meet the Victorian housekeeper and discover gadgets and utensils used in the 19th Century.