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

Two original Lancashire textile mills.

Judges’ Lodgings

Reopening on Friday 8 March at 11am. 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.

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. Currently closed except for school or group visits (booking required).

Other museums

Lancaster City Council museums

What's on


Events in museums across Lancashire.


Our guide to current exhibitions at our museums.

Discover Lancashire with our Xplorer tickets

Discover Lancashire's museums with an Xplorer ticket.

Resources for schools

Learning with Lancashire museums.


Explore our extensive collections.

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