Re-roofing works at Lancaster’s City Museum

Works to replace the roof of the City Museum in Lancaster’s Market Square are due to take place this Autumn and Winter as part of the council’s programme of works to preserve some of its oldest and finest public buildings.

To pave the way for the works to take place, scaffolding is due to be erected around the entire building from Tuesday October 3. 

Although the works will mean that a number of stalls at the city’s Wednesday and Saturday Charter Market will be required to move from their usual pitches adjacent to the City Museum during the works, shoppers will be signposted to their new temporary locations just a short distance away further down Market Street.

Normal access to Lancaster Library will remain unaffected by the works and will be via a tunnelled entrance within the scaffolding framework. 

The City Museum which is owned by Lancaster City Council and managed by Lancashire County Council Museum Service, will remain open to visitors as normal via the front door throughout the duration of the works.  Disabled access to the City Museum being via the New Street entrance at the rear of the building.

The works are scheduled to be completed by May 2018.

Last updated: 20 September 2017