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.
- Tuesday to Sunday: 10am-5pm
- Mondays: Closed*
(*Except between 29 July and 26 August and bank holidays between Easter and October, when we are open 10am-5pm)
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.
- Lancaster City Museum, Market Square, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1HT
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: 01524 64637
Last updated: 05 January 2023