Judges' Lodgings

Judges' Lodgings, Lancaster

Judges' Lodgings, Lancaster

Built in the centre of Lancaster against the backdrop of Lancaster Castle and Lancaster Priory this elegant, Grade I listed building is Lancaster's oldest town house.

The house was originally home to Thomas Covell, Keeper of Lancaster Castle and notorious witch hunter. Between 1776 and 1975 the house became an impressive residence for judges visiting the Assize Court at nearby Lancaster Castle.

The museum is now home to a renowned collection of Gillow furniture which is displayed in fabulous Regency period room settings, fine art and also the enchanting Museum of Childhood which explores toys and games from the 18th century to the present.

School visits

There are many activities on offer for schools at the Cottage Museum, Castle and Judges Lodgings.

Package your pupils' experience with a number of activities available for both Key stages 1 and 2, giving them the opportunity to step back in time at Lancaster's oldest town house. Through active participation, role play and object handling sessions, your pupils will be given the opportunity to explore and discover what life would have been like for children their age during the Victorian era.

Opening times

For current opening times and admission charges please see the Lancashire Museums page.

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Last updated: 08 September 2017