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The Storey

Type:Arts, Crafts & Galleries

Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1TH

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Tel: 01524 582 392

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The Storey Gallery
The Storey (formerly The Storey Creative Industries Centre) -
Central to Lancaster's artistic, technical and scientific innovation for 130 years. The Storey Institute was remodelled in 2009 as a purpose designed centre for the creative industries, featuring art galleries, auditoria and guest exhibitions.

The building is open to the public to visit the Information Centre;eat and drink at the café bar and restaurant; and visit the exhibitions, many of which are free.

The Storey also offers:
...Permanent offices and/or studio workspace for artistic, creative and multimedia companies
...Room hire for meetings, conferences and events including weddings, birthdays, and charity events
...Space for classes and courses
...Catering can be arranged via the NICE bar

Please contact Lancaster City Council Property Services on 01524 582 512 for details of both permanent workspace and room hire.

The core opening hours for general building enquiries and for the Visitor Information Centre are 10am - 4pm, Monday - Saturday.
However the NICE cafe bar and restaurant are open during the evenings, and the building is often open outside of core hours for events, exhibitions and classes.

Book Tickets


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Building entry free. Many exhibitions freeFree

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

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


  • 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. Exit the M6 Motorway at Junction 34 and follow signs for Lancaster. Join the one way system (Caton Road) and pass small retail park on left on approach to traffic lights. Turn left following signs for Lancaster City Centre.

Continue around the one way system making sure you are in the left hand lane going down King Street and turn left at Waterstone`s Bookshop. The Storey Centre isis 50m ahead.

Public Transport Directions

The nearest railway 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 and South and Glasgow and North.

Local services include a regular service to Morecambe.

For more information call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484 950 or visit nationalrail.co.uk. The nearest bus station is Lancaster which is less than a 5 minute walk from the central pedestrianised shopping area at Darnside Street/Chapel Street. Local, regional and national services are available. For further information contact traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit traveline.org.uk.



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  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

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  • Disabled Access

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