Lancaster City Museums

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Lancaster’s museum service delivers so many benefits to visitors and local communities-

Discover the lives of Romans, Vikings and Victorians with Lancaster City Museum. Learn about Georgian Lancaster and its rich maritime history at our Maritime Museum, and experience an intimate glimpse of early Victorian life in the wonderful Cottage Museum.

Find out more about our city’s rich history by viewing our exhibitions programme, learn the fascinating tales behind some of the objects in our Collection, or go beyond the walls of the museums and explore the history of our area through some unique Local Stories.

We pledge to make our museums fun places where children and young people feel included and want to visit. We’ve signed the Kids in Museums Manifesto, we always include an element designed for families in our new exhibitions, and we run regular events for children in the school holidays through our really popular History Detectives family sessions.

You can find out more about all of the positive impacts the museums make in our Lancaster City Museums Annual Impact Report 202324 (1), and our 2022 A Year in Review documents.