There are five museums in Lancaster celebrating the city and the district's long and illustrious history

Highlights include the Maritime Museum, celebrating Lancaster's Georgian trading heritage, the City Museum, set in Lancaster's 18th century former town hall, and the Judges' Lodgings, formerly home to infamous 17th century witch hunter Thomas Covell.

The City Museum, Maritime Museum and Cottage Museum are owned by Lancaster City Council, but all museums are managed by Lancashire County Council.