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Museum of Lancashire - CLOSED

Stanley Street, Preston PR1 4YP, England
+44 300 123 6701
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Museum Great but avoid the cafe

Great place to take the kids in the holidays, plenty to see and do, kids can dress up in old... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2017
diane t
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Preston, United Kingdom
Super museum for young children.

This inter active museum is a must for young children, learning about the past and even the war. It... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Rita W
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Museum of Lancashire is closing on 30 September 2016 except for pre-booked school visits. Negotiations are underway with a potential new operator. We will keep you updated on progress. On the outskirts of Preston's bustling city centre the Museum of Lancashire is your perfect introduction to all things Lancashire. From entertainers and seaside holidays, to archaeology and industry, wildlife and the war years, our range of family friendly displays and activities means that there really is something for everyone. Uncover fabulous stories and the hidden histories of local Lancashire folk past and present as well as celebrating some of the more well known characters from Lancashire's past. Housed in the former Quarter Sessions House, one of Preston's oldest buildings, the Museum of Lancashire is your gateway to more than 2000 years of Lancashire's history. Admission is free so come along and start your journey!
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Stanley Street, Preston PR1 4YP, England
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+44 300 123 6701
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

Great place to take the kids in the holidays, plenty to see and do, kids can dress up in old costumes, see war experiences,see equipment we all used before they were born. FRee admission and all inside so perfect for a rainy day. During school...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2017

This inter active museum is a must for young children, learning about the past and even the war. It is just big enough to keep their interest going.There is also a good cafe and shop. I would recommend it and have been several times.

Thank Rita W
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

Closed due to council budget cuts Newly revamped all age but sadly no longer due to financial cuts. Used to enjoy taking my children into old police cell. He he

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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Visited her last year and it was a great place to visit. Such a shame it's closed. I hope someone manages to reopen it again in the future.

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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

It's really sad to hear that this place has closed. I have a lot of child hood memories associated with it. The exhibits were very interesting and I never got tired of them no matter how many times I went with my family. I hope...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

This lovely looking Grade II listed building is CLOSED. It was a fabulous 'hands on' museum open to the public. What a terrible waste of resources and time. I do hope a private company can rectify the financial mess.

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Reviewed 2 February 2017

Been several times now and always with my 3 granddaughters who just love it. A great day out For all of us including a meal for under £20! Why would you not want to visit.

Thank wood55
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

I recently relocated to Preston and wanted to visit this museum but it has been shut. Shame as I was really interested after reading the other reviews.

Thank Nick A
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Very Sad that this Museum has been close. This should be removed from your website. This was a fantastic Museum. It is very upsetting that this Museum had to close owing to the financial situation which meant that the museum had to be closed. The...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2017

Pity the local council decided to close this excellent local history museum! What a waste of local resources

Thank Yvonne B
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