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“Great few hours”

Museum of Lancashire
Ranked #8 of 64 things to do in Preston
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Museum of Lancashire is closing on 30 September 2016 except for pre-booked school visits. Negotiations are underway with a potential new operator. We will keep you updated on progress. On the outskirts of Preston's bustling city centre the Museum of Lancashire is your perfect introduction to all things Lancashire. From entertainers and seaside holidays, to archaeology and industry, wildlife and the war years, our range of family friendly displays and activities means that there really is something for everyone. Uncover fabulous stories and the hidden histories of local Lancashire folk past and present as well as celebrating some of the more well known characters from Lancashire's past. Housed in the former Quarter Sessions House, one of Preston's oldest buildings, the Museum of Lancashire is your gateway to more than 2000 years of Lancashire's history. Admission is free so come along and start your journey!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great few hours”
Reviewed 30 August 2014 via mobile

Just been here today with my children ages 7 and 4. Lots things for them to look at all on their level, so don't need to keep picking them up ect. We went the cafe really nice staff, we just had sandwiches and cake, but everything was good and reasonably priced too. A good few hours to spend with the children free entry, free parking. Also noticed that there was stair lifts and a lift for disabled also spacious to move around throughout the museum. If you are in the area well worth a visit your children will love it. Also gift shop prices were low, and the lady on the desk was very pleasant. So wont cost a fortune like other attractions. Dont forget to put some change in the donation box to help keep places like this going.

4 Thank Anna M
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Huntly, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Superb interpretation and full of interesting exhibits”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

This museum has a range of permanent and temporary exhibitions designed to appeal to adults and children alike. During our visit staff were friendly and appeared knowledgeable. We particularly liked the 'Lancashire at Work' and World Ward One displays. Very well worth a visit.

Visited August 2014
1 Thank JohnfaeHuntly
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Art and History - and it's free”
Reviewed 22 August 2014

This place has a library on the bottom floor, a traditional cultural-historical museum on first floor, and an art exhibition on second floor - so something for everyone. Parts of the exhibitions may seem a bit dated, but on the other hand there is a lot to see - also some ingenious newer ideas. Clothes, china and pottery in large amounts!

Anyway, this is free (really!) and has entertainment for many hours with useful information to boot. Absolutely recommended.

Visited July 2014
3 Thank Troels C
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Preston, lancashire
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“a little gem of a museum”
Reviewed 14 August 2014

I visited the museum last month to see the Viking Hoard exhibition which I thoroughly enjoyed, some fascinating exhibits. it is so compact but so interesting. the cafe isn't up to much to be honest but fine for a cuppa.and I wasn't expecting a cafe at all! definately worth a visit at least once.

Visited July 2014
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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“W An absolute must to visit.”
Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

What an amazing, informative, well laid out museum. An absolute pleasure to look around, and so much to see. We will definetly be making a return visit very soon.

Visited August 2014
Thank Julie W
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