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10 great museums in Lancashire that you should visit

PUBLISHED: 14:27 26 July 2015 | UPDATED: 17:58 21 October 2015

The Harris Museum and Art Gallery

The Harris Museum and Art Gallery

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Lancashire is home to some fantastic examples of history; here is a list of some interesting museums and galleries.

Museum of Lancashire
Located on the outskirts of Preston, the Museum of Lancashire promises to unravel 2000 years of Lancashire’s history. Enjoy a range of activities and displays, fun for all the family.
http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/museums/museum-of-lancashire.aspx

British Commercial Vehicle Museum
Explore the British Commercial Vehicle Museum in Leyland. This museum offers a hands-on experience where visitors can climb on board the exhibits.
http://www.britishcommercialvehiclemuseum.com/

Ribble Steam Railway
You can find Ribble Steam Railway sitting in the heart of Preston’s old Industrial Docklands. Pay a visit between May and September for steam train rides along their line.
http://www.ribblesteam.org.uk/

Harris Museum
The Harris Museum first opened its doors in 1893 and has continued with a philosophy that aims to create links between people collection and exhibitions. The building itself is full of history and has successfully brought contemporary art and historic exhibits to Preston.
http://www.harrismuseum.org.uk/

 

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Lancaster Maritime Museum
Overlooking the River Lune sits the Lancaster Maritime Museum, housed in the port of Lancaster Custom House and warehouse buildings.
http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/museums/lancaster-maritime-museum.aspx

British Lawnmower Museum
Visit one of the world’s leading experts on vintage lawnmowers; the British Lawnmower Museum is located in Southport. Learn about the interesting history of the Lawnmowers of the rich and famous and the art of lawnmower racing.
http://www.lawnmowerworld.co.uk/

Queen Street Textile Museum
Experience the last surviving steam powered weaving mill and travel back in time to the days when the cotton industry ruled British economy. Queen Street Textile Museum has demonstrations on site weaving, towelling and dobby looms and pirn winding.
http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/museums/queen-street-mill-textile-museum.aspx

Clitheroe Castle
Clitheroe Castle is a historic landmark of Clitheroe, offering a day of exploration for all the family. The castle has its own galleries and historic artefacts on site.
http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/museums/clitheroe-castle-museum.aspx

Lancaster Castle
Overlooking the town of Lancaster and the River Lune, Lancaster Castle dates back to Roman times. The castle was a functioning HM Prison until 2011, however now it is a living monument to the history of Lancaster.
http://www.lancastercastle.com/

Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery
Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery is home to an impressive Egyptology collection including a mummy discovered by Blackburn born Egyptologist John Garstang.
http://blackburnmuseum.org.uk/

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