Privacy settings

City Museum

Display at the City Museum, Lancaster

Display at the City Museum, Lancaster

Discover the City of Lancaster, one of England’s Heritage Cities, from the pre-historic era, through to today. Our galleries are packed with objects and stories so that you can explore the history of this wonderful heritage city and its people. 

For lots more information, please head on over to our City Museum page at Visit Lancaster.

The impressive City Museum is housed in Lancaster's former town hall, sat right on the edge of the busy Market Square.

The museum itself was founded in 1923 and its wonderfully varied collection and dioramas lead visitors through the archaeology, social and industrial history of Lancaster, and the stories of the people who have made the city what it is today. Enjoy our fine art collection and the programme of changing exhibitions and events.

The City Museum building is also home to the King’s Own Royal Regiment Museum, a fascinating insight into the military heritage of the city’s own regiment from 1680 onwards. 

Opening times

  • 10.30am - 4pm (closed Wednesday and Thursday)

Admission charges

Admission to Lancaster City Museum is free for everyone.

Accessibility and facilities

There are no public toilets at the City Museum.

The ground-floor galleries are on a single level. The upper galleries are accessible via a stairlift. Please view our Sensory Floor Plan for more information on accessibility at this museum.

Contact us

Last updated: 02 October 2023

Lancaster City Council logogram

Cookies policy

This site uses cookies to store information on your computer. Some of these cookies are essential, while others help us to improve your experience by providing insights into how the site is being used.

Review your privacy settings