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Judges' Lodgings Museum

Type:Museum

Church Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1YS

Tel: 01524 581 241

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Judges' Lodgings Museum

Bringing the stories of Lancaster to life for everyone, through the city's oldest town house.

Nestled below Lancaster Castle, the Judges' Lodgings dates back nearly 400 years on a site that has been at the centre of Lancaster's history for nearly 2000 years. The current house was built around 1625 by Thomas Covell, Keeper of the Castle and famous for locking up the Pendle Witches during the infamous Lancashire Witch Trials. 

From 1826 the house became a lodgings for the travelling 'Red Judges' of the Assizes Courts.  Dressed in their scarlet robes, the Judges decided the fate of murderers, forgers and highwaymen at Lancaster Castle.  Today the house is home to beautiful Georgian furniture by Gillows of Lancaster, elegant period rooms and the popular Museum of Childhood.

 

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Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Ticket£3.00 per ticket
Concession£2.00 per ticket
Child TicketFree

Concessions for visitors over 65 years, people with a disability, carers, unwaged and students.
Accompanied children (under 16 years) free.

Opening Times

Season (21 May 2024 - 5 Nov 2024)*
DayTimes
Thursday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00*

* Outside of these public opening hours, pre-booked schools and group visits are welcome..


Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Events

Friday, 30th August 2024 - Friday, 30th August 2024

Lancaster's Belgian Refugees by Henry Holborn
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Directions

Road Directions

Morecambe, Lancaster and the Lune Valley is located in Lancashire, in the northwest of England. Exit the M6 Motorway at Junction 34 and follow signs for Lancaster. Join the one way system (Caton Road) and pass small retail park on left on approach to traffic lights. Turn left following signs for Lancaster city centre.

Public Transport Directions

The nearest railway station is Lancaster which is only a five minute walk from Lancaster Visitor Information Centre, just outside the city centre. The station is on the West Coast Mainline with regular mainline services to London and south and Glasgow and north.  Local services include a regular service to Morecambe.  For more information call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 or visit nationalrail.co.uk.  The nearest bus station is Lancaster which is less than a five minute walk from the central pedestrianised shopping areas of St Nicholas' Arcade and Marketgate. Local, regional and national services are available.  For further information contact traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit traveline.org.uk.

Facilities

Other

  • Concessionary Admission Charges
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Family Fun
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Seasonal Opening Only
  • Toilets

Establishment Features

  • Disabled Access

Parking & Transport

  • Coaches Welcome

Provider Preferences

  • Groups accepted
  • In town/city centre

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