Lancaster City Museum
Lancaster City Museum is housed in the former Town Hall, built in 1781-83 to the design of Major Jarrett and Thomas Harrison. Opened in 1923 the museum has built up collections which stylishly illustrate the history and archaeology of Lancaster and the surrounding area, from the Neolithic age to the present day.
The Museum of the King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment (4th Foot) was established in 1929, and now forms a permanent display within the City Museum; occasionally also mounting temporary exhibitions. For further information on the Museum of King’s Own Royal Regiment and the history of the regiment please see www.kingsownmuseum.plus.com
Our museum has recently been named a Quality Assured Visitor Attraction by Enjoy England - the official tourist board for England and joins other prestigious visitor attractions such as The London Eye, Imperial War Museum and Liverpool Cathedral.
Admission is free. The City Museum is open Mondays to Saturdays (10am-5pm) all year round and is also open on Bank Holidays (except for the Sundays).
If visiting by bike, cycle racks are available both in New Street Square and in Market Square between the museum and the library.
Morecambe, Lancaster and the Lune Valley is located in Lancashire, in the Northwest of England. Leave M6 at jct 33 or 34 and follow signs for Lancaster City Centre. The museum is in Market Square and is signposted in the city centre.
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.