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Lancaster Maritime Museum

Type:Museum

Custom House, St George's Quay, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1RB

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Lancaster Maritime Museum

Travel through time with a visit to Lancaster’s Maritime Museum.  

Step aboard a full-size Lancaster Packet Boat and be transported to the bustle of the Lancaster Canal during its glory days, with the clatter of horses and merchants shouting from the towpath.  Learn about a fisherman’s life shrimping along the coast, experience the perils of crossing the shifting sands of Morecambe Bay and the dangers of living on a gas platform in the rough waters of the North Sea.

Imagine fashionable Morecambe in the 1950s for high days and holidays at the spectacular Super Swim Stadium.  Remember to pack your woollen swimsuit.  In the warehouse you’ll witness workers busy shifting barrels offloaded from the ships.  But don’t get too close, it doesn’t look like they have had a wash in a while.

In the Georgian Customs House experience the touch and smell of exotic goods imported to Lancaster’s quay.  Learn the shadowy story of how these goods were produced and the extent of Lancaster’s involvement in the transatlantic slave trade. 

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Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£3.00 per ticket
Aged 16 and belowFree
Concession£2.00 per ticket
Lancaster residents (LA1 - LA6)Free

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

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
DayTimes
Monday12:00 - 16:00
Tuesday - ThursdayClosed
Friday - Sunday12:00 - 16:00

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction
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Awards

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

Directions

Road Directions

Morecambe, Lancaster and the Lune Valley is located in Lancashire, in the northwest of England.  Leave the M6 at jct 33 or 34 and follow signs for Lancaster city centre.  Follow the signs for the A6 north from the city centre and turn left in St George's Quay just before reaching the bus station. Lancaster Maritime Museum is located about half a mile along the quayside.

Public Transport Directions

The nearest railway station is Lancaster  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.

Facilities

Other

  • Concessionary Admission Charges
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Open All Year
  • Toilets

Establishment Features

  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled Access/Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

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