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Lancaster Maritime Museum

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Address: Custom House St. Georges Quay | St George's Quay, Lancaster LA1 1RB, England
Phone Number: +44 1524 382264
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A superb way to learn about the slave trade and all sorts of port-related things. Really interesting information.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lunesdale M
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Arkholme, United Kingdom
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Arkholme, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A superb way to learn about the slave trade and all sorts of port-related things. Really interesting information.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to go and see what life was like living near the river and near the sea in Lancaster and Morecambe "back in the day". We actually went there with the grandchildren by accident on a wet day, but we were all glad that we did. Cant "BIG IT UP" enough.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum has some lovely model ships downstairs and an old rowing boat which enhance the historical displays and explain the great history of the old port of Lancaster. Upstairs, there are further exhibits including a beautifully made mock up of a packet boat on the Lancaster Canal. You can go inside, sit and relax and listen to audio memoirs,... More 

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Gloucestershire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Very interesting little museum, good displays and information, hadn't realized Lancaster was such an important port in the past. Staff really helpful and friendly.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Came on this little treasure on the heritage weekend, entrance was free, what a shame no one was visiting, we were the first visitors and that was 1pm. It was a lovely museum, very well set out, well worth a visit, use it or loose it.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Not very many boats to see, only a couple of small sailing ships. Good how they explain about Morecambe bay, and the cockling horse cart, good section on how to do knotts, some good films to see also is very interactive for children, Worth a visit if you are in the locality.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Found the staff to be extremely friendly and helpful The content of the site was very interesting and great for persons with disabilities, as they have a modern lift that takes you to the top floor where the video tells you all about the slave trade connection

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Thank martin s
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

great day out for all thefamily loads to see and do. free if you live local or charges if not. but beautiful buiding near to the quay side. lots of great information on maritime history and the slave trade. can spend hours in here.

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Thank eve1964
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Near to the Lancaster Quay, the museum discusses the history, mostly discussing the slave trade. Definitely a must if you're visiting Lancaster. Only a short walk from the city centre, it's interesting, informative and easy to move around. Discusses the history of Lancaster and how it was involved in various key events throughout the English maritime history. The museum is... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We went on a day when it was free entry as part of the museum was shut (but I believe it is free to locals anyway although I have not had this confirmed) and we were glad we went. I have alwasy loved my city's history and feel that is is SUCH a shame that all our museums will be... More 

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