We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Lancaster Maritime Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Custom House St. Georges Quay | St George's Quay, Lancaster LA1 1RB, England
Phone Number:
+44 1524 382264
12:30 - 16:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 12:30 - 16:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 117 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 55
  • 43
    Very good
  • 16
  • 1
  • 2
Fascinating glory hole

Spent almost 4 hours here. Very interesting museum with loads to see. Everything thoughtfully displayed. Friendly and helpful staff. Although the emphasis is on maritime... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

117 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 117: English reviews
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A quirky place with an unusual mix of old and new pieces. The staff are very friendly and on some days entry is free

Thank ChrisG29
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent almost 4 hours here. Very interesting museum with loads to see. Everything thoughtfully displayed. Friendly and helpful staff. Although the emphasis is on maritime stuff, there is also a lot about the town in general. The best value £3 ever.

Thank stchristopher053
Level Contributor
249 reviews
182 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a surprise and what a lovely find tucked away in Lancaster! If you have time you will find the museum having interesting and well documented information about Lancaster's past in the maritime trade. Also with information to bring the exhibit up todate with new technology. I was told that the museum was orginally an 18th century custom house designed... More 

Thank Hello T
Level Contributor
167 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Located close to Lancaster train station, has really intersting exhibits and aimed at a niche audience

Thank rubystella08
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Interesting history on the life of a fishing folk and the industry and technology transformation such as railways and canal network

Thank Helen T
Arkholme, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

A superb way to learn about the slave trade and all sorts of port-related things. Really interesting information.

Thank Lunesdale M
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great place to go and see what life was like living near the river and near the sea in Lancaster and Morecambe "back in the day". We actually went there with the grandchildren by accident on a wet day, but we were all glad that we did. Cant "BIG IT UP" enough.

1 Thank bobmalcolm
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This museum has some lovely model ships downstairs and an old rowing boat which enhance the historical displays and explain the great history of the old port of Lancaster. Upstairs, there are further exhibits including a beautifully made mock up of a packet boat on the Lancaster Canal. You can go inside, sit and relax and listen to audio memoirs,... More 

Thank ralphsy2016
Level Contributor
75 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Very interesting little museum, good displays and information, hadn't realized Lancaster was such an important port in the past. Staff really helpful and friendly.

Thank Val D
Preston, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
74 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Came on this little treasure on the heritage weekend, entrance was free, what a shame no one was visiting, we were the first visitors and that was 1pm. It was a lovely museum, very well set out, well worth a visit, use it or loose it.

Thank sheila565

Travellers who viewed Lancaster Maritime Museum also viewed

Lancaster, Lancashire
Lancaster, Lancashire

Been to Lancaster Maritime Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Lancaster Maritime Museum and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Lancaster Maritime Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?