Museums  

Discover Lancashire's museums.
Our museum collections examine Lancashire life, its history and heritage.


Our museums

Clitheroe Castle Museum

The historic landmark of Clitheroe, in the heart of the Ribble Valley offers a day of exploration for all the family.

Fleetwood Museum

The story of Fleetwood from past to present. Reopens on Good Friday, 14 April 2017. The county council will manage the museum until the formal transfer to Fleetwood Museum Trust as the new operator is completed, expected to be no later than the start of June.

Gawthorpe Hall

A superb Jacobean historic house, nestled in the shadow of Pendle Hill.

Helmshore Mills Textile Museum

Two original Lancashire textile mills. Closed except for school visits (booking required). Negotiations are underway to identify a new operator.

Judges’ Lodgings

Lancaster's oldest town house. Closed except for school visits (booking required). Negotiations are underway with a potential new operator and it is hoped they will be finalised in Autumn 2017.

Lancaster Castle

Discover one of the most important historic monuments in the North West.

Lancaster City Museum

Situated in the heart of this historic cultural city of Lancaster in an elegant Georgian building.

Lancaster Maritime Museum

Explore Lancaster's golden age and rich maritime and natural history.

Museum of Lancashire

An introduction to all things Lancashire. Closed except for school visits (booking required). Negotiations are underway with a potential new operator.

Queen Street Mill Textile Museum

The last surviving 19th century steam powered weaving mill. Closed except for school visits (booking required). Negotiations are underway to identify a new operator.

The Cottage Museum

An intimate glimpse of early Victorian life.

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Events and exhibitions

Events and exhibitions in museums across Lancashire.

Resources for schools

Learning with Lancashire museums.

Collections

Explore our extensive collections.