Lancaster Maritime Museum

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Overlooking the river Lune, and the fabulous Georgian architecture of St Georges Quay sits Lancaster Maritime Museum. The Museum is housed in the Port of Lancaster Custom House and warehouse buildings which date from the second half of the 18th century. The buildings along the quayside developed around this time as a result of the success of overseas trade.

Trade was particularly important to the development of Lancaster. Collections linking to the merchants and their activities include a portrait of slave trader Dodshon Forster, a portrait of Customs Official William Booth and the Valentine Cup.

The Museum also features a model of the Waterwitch, one of the luxury horse drawn long barges that carried passengers down the Lancaster Canal from Kendal to Preston.

The development of the local ports of Glasson, Heysham, Sunderland Point, Lancaster and Morecambe is also charted. Fishing, an important local industry both today and in the past, is displayed in great detail throughout, as well as different aspects of the social and natural history of Morecambe Bay.

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Opening times(4 April - 31 October):
11:00 - 17:0011:00 - 17:0011:00 - 17:0011:00 - 17:0011:00 - 17:0011:00 - 17:0011:00 - 17:00

Opening times(1 November - 3 April):
12:30 - 16:0012:30 - 16:0012:30 - 16:0012:30 - 16:0012:30 - 16:0012:30 - 16:0012:30 - 16:00



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Address: Custom House, St George's Quay, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1RB.
Phone: +44 1524 382264
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