Lancaster City Museums

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Lancaster’s museum collection has now belonged to the city for a century!

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, or get involved by voting for your favourite object. Learn the fascinating tales behind some of the other objects in our Collection, or go beyond the walls of the museums and explore the history of our area through some unique Local Stories.

Kids in Museums

Our pledge is 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.

We welcome school and group visits in our museums and we’re developing a range of resources and experiences to support everyone in learning our local history.