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Lancaster Maritime Museum

Type: Museum

Custom House
St George's Quay

Tel: 01524 382264

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Lancaster Maritime Museum

The award-winning Lancaster Maritime Museum was designed by Richard Gillow as a Customs House, and opened as a museum in 1985. Housed in the former Custom House of 1764 in a delightful riverside setting, Lancaster Maritime Museum covers the maritime trade of Lancaster, the history of the port, the Lancaster Canal and the fishing industry of the Lune Estuary and Morecambe Bay using sound, smells, reconstructions and audiovisuals. Features include four restored local fishing vessels.

Shop, café, toilets accessible to disabled people, assistance dogs allowed, induction loop, baby changing facilities. Disabled access to different areas of the museum varies. Please call the museum for more information before your visit.

Our museum is also a Quality Assured Visitor Attraction, accredited to us by Enjoy England, the official tourist board for England. With this award we join other prestigious visitor attractions such as The London Eye, Imperial War Museum and Liverpool Cathedral.

Free Admission to Lancaster Maritime Museum is available to local residents. For other admission prices please see website.

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Opening Times

Open (1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018)
Open (1 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018)
Bank Holiday10:0016:00

* All museums are open on all bank holidays between Easter and October. Lancaster Maritime Museum will be closed between Friday 22 December 2017 and Monday 1 January 2018. Last admission to the Warehouse building is 40 minutes before closing. Last admission to the overall museum is 20 minutes before closing.


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Concession£2.00 per ticket
Adult Ticket£3.00 per ticket
Age 16 and belowFree
Friends & Family Xplorer Multipass Ticket - 13 venues, valid for 12 months£20.00 per ticket

For further information on our Xplorer Tickets and some of the fantastic savings on offer, please visit

Last ticket admission to the overall museum is 20 minutes before closing.

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