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Lancaster Maritime Museum


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

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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.


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Ticket£3.00 per ticket
Concession£2.00 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 lancashire.gov.uk/museums

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

Opening Times

Open (1 Apr 2020 - 31 Oct 2020)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 16:00

* 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.


  • VAQAS VB Attraction
VAQAS VB Attraction


  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018
  • Sub-Regional AwardsEngland We're Good To Go England We're Good To Go 2020


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 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.



  • 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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