City Museum

Display at the City Museum, Lancaster

Display at the City Museum, Lancaster

The City Museum is housed in Lancaster's former town hall, an elegant Georgian building constructed in 1781-3 to the designs of Major Thomas Jarrett and Thomas Harrison.

The museum itself was founded in 1923 and its collections illustrate the history and archaeology of the city of Lancaster. It is also home to the King's Own Royal Regiment Museum.

  • Discover more about Lancaster’s past from the Romans to the present day
  • Trace Lancaster's regimental history from 1680 onwards at the King's Own Royal Regiment Museum
  • See the wonderful collection of portraits and landscapes on display
  • Regularly changing exhibitions, events and activities for families

Family friendly events

The museum runs free family-friendly events throughout the year. For further information please see Events at Lancaster City Museum.

School visits

For information on school visits and educational activities supporting Key Stages 1, 2 and 3, please see the main Lancaster City Museum website.

Opening times and admission

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Last updated: 12 July 2017