Lancaster City Museum

Free to all

Housed in the former town hall, Lancaster City Museum explores the social and industrial history of the Heritage City in Lancashire.

Occupying the impressive Georgian building that was Lancaster's Town Hall, the City Museum's collection and dioramas lead visitors through the history of Lancaster from the pre-historic era to the present day, and shines a light on past residents and their stories.

Find your regiment

From warring Romans to heroic World War I soldiers, to conquering Vikings, you can learn more about the city's role in past battles. The museum is also home to the King’s Own Royal Regimental collections, find out how the local regiment fared during military campaigns, read moving letters they sent to their loved ones back at home and see some of the souvenirs they brought back from where they'd been posted.

Local history

Explore Lancaster’s ancient traditions, local industries and livelihoods in the immersive galleries, with informative displays, costumes, hands-on games and a range of activities for the whole family.

The museum also has a fine art collection with some paintings relating to the city, and a variety of temporary exhibitions.

Lancaster City Museum is a delightful way to discover more about the area and the people who lived and worked there over the centuries. Please note that there are no public toilets in the museum.

Visitor information


Lancaster City Museum

Market Square, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1HT
01524 64637

Free to all

Opening times

Tue – Sun and Bank Holiday Mondays, 10am – 5pm
(also open Mon during summer holidays)

Visitor information

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