Judges' Lodgings

Lancaster's oldest town house, the Grade I listed Judges' Lodgings dates from the 17th century.

George Romney, Portrait of Abraham Rawlinson, MP of Ellel Hall, near Lancaster by George Romney, circa 1765-1767 © Judges' Lodgings

George Romney, Portrait of Abraham Rawlinson, MP of Ellel Hall, near Lancaster by George Romney, circa 1765-1767

Originally home to the Keeper of Lancaster Castle, between 1776 and 1975 it became an impressive residence for judges visiting the Assize Court at nearby Lancaster Castle. The museum is now home to a renowned collection of Gillow furniture, displayed in Regency period room settings. The Museum of Childhood explores toys and games from the 18th century to the present and is housed on the second floor.


Art we've helped buy at Judges' Lodgings

Venue details

Judges' Lodgings Church Street, Lancaster Lancashire LA1 1YS 01524 32808 www.lancashire.gov.uk/museums

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £3)

Please visit the Judges' Lodgings website for full seasonal opening times