Lancaster Maritime Museum
The award-winning Lancaster Maritime Museum was designed by Richard Gillow as a Customs House, and opened as a museum in 1985. Housed in the former Custom House of 1764 in a delightful riverside setting, Lancaster Maritime Museum covers the maritime trade of Lancaster, the history of the port, the Lancaster Canal and the fishing industry of the Lune Estuary and Morecambe Bay using sound, smells, reconstructions and audiovisuals. Features include four restored local fishing vessels, and an aquarium.
Shop, café, toilets accessible to disabled people, lift accessible to disabled people, assistance dogs allowed, induction loop, fully accessible to disabled users, baby changing facilities.
Our museum is also a Quality Assured Visitor Attraction, accredited to us by Enjoy England, the official tourist board for England. With this award we join other prestigious visitor attractions such as The London Eye, Imperial War Museum and Liverpool Cathedral.
Free Admission to Lancaster Maritime Museum is available to local residents. For other admission prices please see website.
Open daily except Christmas and New Year:
29 March to 2 November 2013 11.00 to 17.00
November to April 12.30 to 16.00
Morecambe, Lancaster and the Lune Valley is located in Lancashire, in the Northwest of England.
Leave the M6 at jct 33 or 34 and follow signs for Lancaster city centre. Follow the signs for the A6 north from the city centre and turn left in St George's Quay just before reaching the bus station. Lancaster Maritime Museum is located about half a mile along the quayside.
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.