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Maritime Museum | Lancaster

Custom House
St George's Quay

01524 382264

Maritime Museum | Lancaster

Overlooking the river Lune, and the fabulous Georgian architecture of St George’s Quay sits Lancaster Maritime Museum.  The Museum is housed in the Port of Lancaster Custom House and warehouse buildings that date from the second half of the 18th century.  The buildings along the quayside developed around this time as a result of the success of overseas trade.  Alongside of the Museum are buildings, which belonged to prosperous Quaker slave trader Dodshon Foster.


This now peaceful stretch of the river would once have bustled with ship building activity and the loading and unloading of goods.  There is now an ever-changing view across the river with the ebb and flow of the tide and the presence of the bird life, which lives along its banks.