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The Museum of Lancashire

Type: Museum

Stanley Street (A6)

Tel: 01772 534 075

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The Museum of Lancashire in Preston
The Museum of Lancashire gives you a great introduction to all things Lancashire. With displays, interactives and activities aimed at different ages, there really will be something for all of the family to enjoy. Why not top off your visit with a relaxing coffee and cake in the Gateway café.

Celebrate the achievements of famous Lancastrians and discover the objects and hidden stories of Lancashire folk past and present who have helped to shape the county.

Explore the new family friendly galleries including:

Lancashire Through Time: See objects found across Lancashire revealing how the county has developed since prehistoric times. Get interactive on an archaeological dig and find out about the work of conservators to preserve these long buried treasures.

Lancashire at Play: Roll up, roll up for a celebration of Lancashire humour, music, entertainments and seaside holidays!

Lancashire Law and Order: Take part in your own mock trial and uncover stories of crime, punishment and transportation from the museum's early days as Preston's court house to the present day.

Lancashire at Work: Did you know that Reebok, Vimto and Fishermen's Friends all started life in Lancashire? From the traditional to the modern, find out just how important Lancashire industry has been to the world.

Lancashire Goes to War: Experience the sites, sounds and smells of life on the front lines in a WW1 trench. Discover the stories of Lancashire soldiers and the women on the homefront supporting Britain's wartime industries.

Lancashire People: Who better to tell you about the Lancashire identity then the people of Lancashire? Approaches from groups or individuals to display their own items and share their stories in the People Gallery and Collectors Corner are welcome. For more information please contact the Museum or download the information from the website.

Museum of Lancashire, Stanley Street, Preston, PR1 4YP
Tel: 01772 534075
Open Tuesdays to Saturdays (and Bank Holiday Mondays) 10.30am-5pm and Sundays 12-5pm

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  • Sub-Regional AwardsSmall Visitor Attraction of the Year Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2012
  • National Awards***Member of Marketing Lancashire ***Member of Marketing Lancashire 2014
  • Sub-Regional AwardsHighly Commended Marketing Campaign of the Year Highly Commended Marketing Campaign of the Year 2012

Opening Times

Open All Year
The Museum of Lancashire (1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016)
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
FREE AdmissionFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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