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 museum is now operated by Fleetwood Museum Trust.

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

Two original Lancashire textile mills.

Judges’ Lodgings

Reopening in early Autumn. Lancaster's oldest town house. Currently closed except for school visits (booking required).

Lancaster Castle

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

Lancaster City Museum

Responsibility for running the museum transferred to Lancaster City Council on 1 October 2018.

Lancaster Maritime Museum

Responsibility for running the museum transferred to Lancaster City Council on 1 October 2018.

Museum of Lancashire

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

Queen Street Mill Textile Museum

Open days start from Saturday 7 July 2018. The last surviving 19th century steam powered weaving mill. Currently closed except for school visits (booking required).

The Cottage Museum

Responsibility for running the museum transferred to Lancaster City Council on 1 October 2018.

Discover Lancashire with our Xplorer tickets

Discover Lancashire's museums with an Xplorer ticket.

Events and exhibitions

Events and exhibitions in museums across Lancashire.

Resources for schools

Learning with Lancashire museums.

Collections

Explore our extensive collections.

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