Lancaster City Museum

Covid-19 update

The City, Cottage and Maritime museums are currently closed. We do not have a confirmed date for reopening, but will publicise our plans once they are in place. In the meantime please follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


Lancaster City Museum is housed in Lancaster’s former town hall, an elegant Georgian building constructed in 1781-3 to the designs of Major Thomas Jarrett and Thomas Harrison.

The museum itself was founded in 1923 and its collections illustrate the history and archaeology of the city of Lancaster. It is also home to the King’s Own Royal Regiment Museum.

  • Discover more about Lancaster’s past from the Romans to the present day
  • Trace Lancaster’s regimental history from 1680 onwards at the King’s Own Royal Regiment Museum
  • See the wonderful collection of portraits and landscapes on display
  • Regularly changing exhibitions, events and activities for families