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On the outskirts of Preston's bustling 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.
|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.
The access statement for the Museum of Lancashire (PDF 924 KB) describes the access, facilities and services that we offer.
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The group meet in the museum once a month, usually the second Saturday at 1pm, and all are welcome.
Admission is currently free to all during normal opening hours, however we do ask that if you would like to bring a group to the museum that you contact us in advance so that:
Visits outside of normal opening hours can be arranged for a fee. To book a visit contact the museum to check availability. A booking form will be issued to you to confirm details.
The Museum of Lancashire has access to over 200,000 objects from across Lancashire. We've a lot of new items on display, many of which have never been exhibited anywhere before. See some of these objects here.
Click on the collections tab to explore the wider collections of Lancashire Museums. We also hold and display the collections of the 14th / 20th King’s Hussars and the Duke of Lancaster’s Own Yeomanry. Visitors of all ages will find a rich history of the Red Rose County ready and waiting to be discovered - and all revealed through the objects and stories of real Lancashire people.