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Lancaster City Museum


Market Square, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1HT

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Lancaster City Museum

Immerse yourself in the history of this fascinating city.  From warring Romans to heroic local WWI soldiers; conquering Vikings to crime and punishment in the Victorian era.  History comes to life at Lancaster City Museum. 

Discover Lancaster’s ancient traditions, local industries and how people lived over the centuries.  Meet local figures through their portraits and see how Lancaster’s landscapes have evolved as you explore the artwork in a beautiful Georgian building.  There are dress-up costumes, hands-on games and a range of activities for the whole family.

You’ll also discover the King’s Own Royal Regimental collections in this iconic building.  Chart this local regiment’s fortunes during military campaigns, read their moving letters and marvel at the souvenirs they brought home from across the world.

With a rolling exhibition programme, half term craft and family activities, evening talks and an annual comedy night, there really is something for everyone. 

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Admission is free but donations are encouraged.

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - Tuesday10:30 - 16:00
Wednesday - ThursdayClosed
Friday - Sunday10:30 - 16:00


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  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018


Road Directions

Morecambe, Lancaster and the Lune Valley is located in Lancashire, in the northwest of England. Leave M6 at jct 33 or 34 and follow signs for Lancaster city centre.  The museum is in Market Square and is signposted in the city centre.

Public Transport Directions

The nearest railway station is Lancaster, just outside the city centre.  The station is on the West Coast Mainline with regular mainline services to London, the south, Glasgow and the 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.



  • Educational Visits Accepted
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  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Open All Year
  • Toilets

Establishment Features

  • Disabled Access

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre



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