Lancaster Maritime Museum

Custom House, St Georges Quay, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1RB

Tel: 01524 382 264 Email: lancastermaritimemuseum@lancashire.gov.uk

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.

Opening times

 

1st April - 31st August 2017

1st November 2017 – 31st March 2018

Mon

11am – 5pm

12:30 - 4pm

Tue

11am – 5pm

12:30 - 4pm

Wed

11am – 5pm

12:30 - 4pm

Thur

11am – 5pm

12:30 - 4pm

Fri

11am – 5pm

12:30 - 4pm

Sat

11am – 5pm

12:30 - 4pm

Sun

11am – 5pm

12:30 - 4pm

All museums are open on all bank holidays between Easter and October. Lancaster Maritime Museum will be closed between Friday 22 December 2016 and Monday 01 January 2017.

Last admission to the Warehouse building is 40 minutes before closing. Last admission to the overall museum is 20 minutes before closing.

Please Note:

We regret that on some occasions access to upper levels may need be limited to ensure visitor safety in the event of an emergency. Please call or email the museum for more details.

Admission charges

Save money with our Xplorer multi-pass tickets.

  • Adults £3.00
  • Concessions £2.00
  • Accompanied children free

What's on

See what's on Lancaster Maritime Museum


Facilities

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Gift shop
  • Disabled toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome

Resources for schools


Access statement

The access statement describes the access, facilities and services that we offer.