Museum of Lancashire

Stanley Street, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 4YP

Tel: 01772 534075 Email:

On the outskirts of Preston's city centre the Museum of Lancashire is your perfect introduction to all things Lancashire.

From entertainers and seaside holidays, to archaeology and industry, wildlife and the war years, our range of family friendly displays and activities means that there really is something for everyone. Uncover fabulous stories and the hidden histories of local Lancashire folk past and present as well as celebrating some of the more well known characters from Lancashire's past.

Housed in the former Quarter Sessions House, one of Preston's oldest buildings, the Museum of Lancashire is your gateway to more than 2000 years of Lancashire's history. 

Admission is guaranteed to stay free for the next few years, so come along and start your journey!

The Museum of Lancashire has been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2015 for consistently great reviews from TripAdvisor travellers.

Opening times

Mon Closed
Tue 10.30am - 5pm
Wed 10.30am - 5pm
Thur 10.30am - 5pm
Fri 10.30am - 5pm
Sat 10.30am - 5pm
Sun 12:00pm - 5pm

All museums are open on all bank holidays between Easter and October, all museums are closed over Christmas and New Year.

Admission charges


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What's on

See what's on at Museum of Lancashire


  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Free parking
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Gift shop
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Part disabled access

Access statement

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