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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 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! 

Book Tickets


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free entryFree

For further information on our Xplorer Tickets and some of the fantastic savings on offer at our other museums, please visit lancashire.gov.uk/museums

Opening Times

Open (2 Jan 2023 - 23 Dec 2023)
Tuesday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

* All Lancashire museums are open on all bank holidays between Easter and October and the City Museum is closed over Christmas from 22 December 2017 and 1 January 2018.


  • VAQAS VB Attraction
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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 train station is Lancaster, which is only a 5 minute walk from Lancaster Visitor Information Centre, just outside the city centre. The station is on the West Coast Mainline with regular mainline Virgin services to London & South and Glasgow & 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 5 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
  • Event Venue
  • 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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