Lancaster City Museum

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Lancaster City Museum is housed in an elegant Georgian building situated at the heart of historic Lancaster. Discover Lancaster's past from the time of the Romans to the present day.

The King's Own Royal Regiment Museum sits within Lancaster City Museum and charts the history of the regiment.

Changing programme of temporary exhibitions and events throughout the year.

Venue Type:


Opening hours

Tue-Sun 10.00-17.00

Closed: Mon except Bank Holidays
Open 7 days a week during summer school holidays
Closed between Christmas and New Year

Admission charges

Admission free

Why not enjoy some of our other Lancashire Museums and get an Xplorer Ticket? Where will your journey take you?

Family & Friends Multi-Pass (2 Adults, 2 Concessions, 13 venues): £20.00
Prices correct April 2010 but may be subject to change. Please see our website for latest details.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Social History, Weapons and War

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

141 Days: The Battle of the Somme

  • 23 July — 20 November 2016 *on now

The story of the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment is told in this major exhibition using photographs, archives and objects to tell the story of the soldiers of the regiment in the Battle of the Somme, 1916.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Mable Mouse's Mini Museum Explorers

  • 28 July — 1 September 2016

Come along every Thursday this summer and be a mini museum explorer! Stories, songs, crafts and play for under 5s. Explore an exciting new theme each week, contact the museum for further details. Older siblings also welcome to come along and join in the summer fun.
Thursday 28th July, 4, 11, 18, 25 August and 1st September.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children


£1 per child. To book call 01524 64637

Trench Tuesdays

  • 2 — 30 August 2016

Engaging Family Craft or Music Activities relating to the Battle of the Somme in the First World War.
Two sessions 10.30-12pm and 1-2.30pm. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 August
Age 5-11

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10



Make a Marvellous Mosaic

  • 5 August 2016 10:30am-12:30pm

Come to this special crafting session at Lancaster City Museum and have a go at making your very own mosaic. This session is aimed at older children using real glass tiles and grout to create your own masterpiece. Children need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.
For ages 8+

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children


£5 per child. To book call 01524 64637

Musical Trench Tuesdays

  • 9 — 23 August 2016

Explore the Battle of the Somme through sound, guided by a professional musician. We’ll take a journey through life as a soldier in the trenches, before harnessing our creativity and using gadgets and gizmos to record live sound and create your own unique composition. No musical experience required – just enthusiasm and imagination.
9th and 23th August
10.30-12pm and 1-2.30pm
Ages 5-11

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10



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01524 64637

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