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Lancaster Maritime Museum, Lancaster

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TripAdvisor
  • Walking through its almost unbelievable that Lancaster was such a busy port. There is so much to see and the staff are very helpful. i would visit again as it was so good.  more »
  • More people especially locals need to explore this little gem.There is a nice mix of 'hands on' with the packet boat and stage coach also plenty of local and world history associated with the maritime...  more »
  • Had a great afternoon wandering around this little museum. The staff were lovely and friendly, and the exhibits easy to follow.  more »
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  • “A little gem” Situated, unsurprisingly, on the quayside in Lancaster the maritime museum is an unassuming lgass block on a larger, older, warehouse. It hides itself well and many of the residents walk past it and probably forget it is there, which is a great shame. Like most museums the maritime Museum makes as much effort as possible to engage the visitors and show history in the best manner. With limited funds this is normally very hard but the Maritime Museum have achieved marvels. it is a little gem and well worth a visit. Lancaster has a strong maritime history and links to the Slave Trade, the Titanic Disaster and many other maritime events that formed the United Kingdom and world trade. An added bonus is the free entry for residents of Lancaster and Morecambe. Visited August 2014
  • A very pleasant couple of hours. Very well laid out with plenty of displays to interest a family. Good cafe with access by lift from the ground floor. There is a small cinema screen on the upper floor (also lift access) with a short film about shipping, slavery and trade.
  • A nice clean building to explore. It's a bit limited, but quite nice. Lots of words, minimal exhibits. But I still found it an interesting enough read and visit.
  • A fascinating slice of local history. Surprisingly elaborate displays.