Lancaster Maritime Museum

This fascinating museum museum delves into Lancaster’s Georgian maritime heritage and the history of Morcambe Bay.

Your pupils will discover over 1000 years of local history, from Viking settlers to Lancaster’s involvement in the transatlantic slave trade to Morcambe’s years as a popular seaside holiday resort. They can also learn about the Lancaster canal, the important fishing traditions of Morecambe Bay and the perils of crossing the sands.


Lancaster Maritime Museum, St George’s Quay, Lancaster LA1 1RB



  • Fully physically accessible
  • Toilets
  • Lunch facilities
  • Linked loans boxes
  • Coach parking - available further along Quay Road
  • Coach drop off
  • Gift shop
  • Goody bags

Booking & Details

Heritage Learning Lancashire learning session cost:

Half day session (2 hrs)
£3 Lancashire County Council pupil  / £4 Academy or non Lancashire County Council pupil

 Lancaster City Council charge:

An additional £1.50 per child for morning sessions delivered in the Education Rooms.
If the school wishes to stay for lunch (12 – 12.30pm) and then enjoy an optional self-guided session
in the afternoon, that charge will be an additional £2.20 per child for the full day including use of the
Education Room and a printed self-guided worksheet produced by the museum.

Accompanying adults free

Accompanying adults free.

To book:

To start the booking process, contact the Heritage Learning Team via their online enquiry form

Learning Sessions & Activities


Life on the Ocean Wave - An Explorer's Tale

All aboard! Discover more about life at sea in the great days of sail.

  • KS 1
  • Lower KS 2
  • History
  • Local History

The Vikings

Pupils are invited to visit our Viking settlement where they will be subject to Viking law and customs.

  • KS 1
  • KS 2
  • Vikings

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