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Museums

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 Clitheroe Castle 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, explore a historic house, take an educational trip or just want to treat the kids to an entertaining day out in, take your pick of our top museums and heritage attractions listed below.

Read about the award winning Whitaker Museum and Art Gallery in the Lancashire Visitor Magazine

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    Theme Ride / Tableau / Waxworks

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    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 the War of the Roses. Nobody tells stories like we do: exciting, scary and bloody funny.

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    Steam Railway

    Location:

    Bury

    The East Lancashire Railway is a mainly steam hauled service between Heywood, Bury, Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall.

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    Theme Ride / Tableau / Waxworks

    Location:

    Blackpool

    A visit to Madame Tussauds Blackpool is guaranteed to leave you feeling more than a little star struck!

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    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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    Farm

    Location:

    Blackpool


    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...

  6. Add Carnforth Station Heritage Centre to your Itinerary

    Carnforth Station Heritage Centre

    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.

  7. Add Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery to your Itinerary

    Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery

    Type

    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.

  8. Add The Cottage Museum, Lancaster to your Itinerary

    The Cottage Museum, Lancaster

    Type

    Museum

    Location:

    Lancaster

    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.

  9. Add Lytham Windmill to your Itinerary

    Lytham Windmill

    Type

    Windmill

    Location:

    Lytham

    The Windmill is situated on Lytham Green and is open to the public during the season and entry is free of charge.

  10. Add Lancashire Museums to your Itinerary

    Lancashire Museums

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    Museum

    Location:

    Throughout Lancashire

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

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