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Explore Lancaster’s Golden Age and rich maritime and natural history.
Overlooking the river Lune, and the fabulous Georgian architecture of St George’s Quay sits Lancaster Maritime Museum. The Museum is housed in the Port of Lancaster Custom House and warehouse buildings which date from the second half of the 18th century. The buildings along the quayside developed around this time as a result of the success of overseas trade. Alongside of the Museum are buildings which belonged to prosperous Quaker slave trader Dodshon Foster.
This now peaceful stretch of the river would once have bustled with ship building activity and the loading and unloading of goods. There is now an ever changing view across the river with the ebb and flow of the tide and the presence of the bird life which lives along its banks.
The Museum is fully accessible to all visitors with lift access to the upper floors. We regret that on some occasions access may need be limited to upper levels to ensure visitor safety in the event of an emergency. Please call or email the museum for more details.
Group organisers: please contact us in advance for details of facilities so that we can ensure that you get the most out of your visit.