Judges’ Lodgings

Church Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1YS

Tel: 01524 581241 Email: 

Bringing the stories of Lancaster to life for everyone, through the city's oldest town house.

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Judges Lodgings in Lancaster

Built in the centre of Lancaster against the backdrop of Lancaster Castle and Lancaster Priory this elegant, Grade 1 building was home to Thomas Covell, Keeper of Lancaster Castle and notorious witch hunter. Between 1776 and 1975 the house became an impressive residence for judges visiting the Assize Court at the Castle.

Today there is something for everyone with beautiful period rooms, gorgeous Gillows furniture, a Victorian schoolroom and the Museum of Childhood.

The Judges' Lodgings Museum is a seasonal venue and is now closed for the winter. We look forward to welcoming you back in March 2021.

Sneak preview

Watch our video as children from Dallas Road Community Primary School in Lancaster received a sneak preview of the Judges' Lodgings before it re-opened in March 2019.