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.

Gawthorpe Hall

A superb Jacobean historic house, nestled in the shadow of Pendle Hill. Built between 1600 and 1605 for the Shuttleworth family it had an iconic and important role in the local area.

Helmshore Mills Textile Museum

Nestling side by side in the quiet village of Helmshore in the stunning Rossendale Valley are two original Lancashire textile mills, Higher Mill and Whitaker’s Mill, together known as Helmshore Mills Textile Museum.

Judges’ Lodgings

Discover the treasures of Lancaster's oldest town house featuring period rooms, gorgeous Gillows furniture, a Victorian schoolroom and the Museum of Childhood.

Lancaster Castle

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

Museum of Lancashire

An introduction to all things Lancashire. Closed except for pre-booked school visits.

Queen Street Mill Textile Museum

The last surviving 19th century steam powered weaving mill.

Lancashire Conservation Studios

A comprehensive range of services for the care and interpretation of cultural heritage from specialists in conservation, curation, collection management and design.

Other museums

Lancaster City Council museums

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Hope Streets Festival

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