14th/20th King's Hussars Museum

Stanley Street
Preston PR1 4YP


The museum of Lancashire contains the museums of two historic regiments. The gallery of the 14th/20th King's Hussars traces the history of the regiment from 1715 and includes two Victoria crosses as well as artefacts from the Napoleonic era and India.

Astley Hall & Coach House

Astley Park, Off Hallgate
Chorley PR7 1NP


Astley Hall is a museum and art gallery housed within a Grade I listed historic house. The hall is set within the beautiful surroundings of Astley Park which include historic woodland, a lake, a fully renovated Victorian walled garden alongside clean and modern facilities for visitors to enjoy. The hall is perhaps best known for its stunning Jacobean plasterwork ceilings and the house is built around an internal Elizabethan courtyard.

Be Prepared - The Story of Scouting

Story of Scouting Museum, Waddecar Scout Activity Centre, Snape Rake Lane
Goosnargh PR3 2EU


The museum, the very first purpose-built Scouting museum in the country is situated at Waddecar Scout Activity Centre. It provides over 160 square metres of display and storage space. There are over 2000 books and publications in the library including all the known reference works.

Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery

Museum St
Blackburn BB1 7AJ


Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery is housed in a beautiful 'Arts and Crafts' style building in the town centre, near the Town Hall and cinema. It opened in 1874 originally as both a museum and a library, and now offers a lively programme of exhibitions and events for all the family.

Bolton Museum, Aquarium & Archive

Le Mans Crescent
Bolton BL1 1SE


Bolton is a medium sized regional museum that has its origins in the Chadwick Museum and Mere Hall Art Gallery. Collections: The museums collection includes archaeology, art, botany, egyptology, entomology, geology, social history, natural history, and zoology.

Bolton Steam Museum

Mornington Road
Bolton BL1 4EU


Over 25 textile mill stationary steam engines have been rescued and restored to working order. These include some very rare and unusual types of engine.

British Commercial Vehicle Museum

King Steet
Leyland PR25 2LE


This is one of Britain's most important heritage collections - a unique display of historic commercial vehicles and buses spanning a century of truck and bus building. Visitors can view an imaginative display of vehicles, which use sound and lighting special effects to give a virtual reality tour for all the exhibits, creating a spectacular and fascinating exhibition.

British Lawnmower Museum

106-114 Shakespeare St
Southport PR8 5AJ


The museum has now become one of the leading authorities on vintage lawnmowers specialises in antique garden machinery, supplying parts, archive conservation of manuscript materials and valuing machines from all over the world.

Clitheroe Castle Museum

Castle Hill
Clitheroe BB7 1BA

Now fully open after a complete makeover, the museum stands high on Castle Hill, in the shadow of the castle Keep, an image which has dominated Clitheroe's skyline for over 800 years. Explore our 'hands-on' galleries, collections and displays which reveal amazing stories and take you on a journey through 350 millions years of history.

Colne Heritage Centre

The Old Colne Grammar School, Church Street
Colne BB8 0AP

Features permanent and changing exhibitions about the ancient market town of Colne. Including a collection of Wallace Hartley memorabilia, the bandmaster who went down with the Titanic in 1912.

Cottage Museum, The

15 Castle Hill
Lancaster LA1 1YS


Tiny and intriguing 18th century cottage, offering an intimate glimpse of early Victorian life. Meet our Victorian housekeeper.

Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry Museum

Stanley Street
Preston PR1 4YP


Re-opened in mid 2011, following a major refurbishment, the museum of Lancashire contains the museums of two historic regiments. The gallery of the 14th/20th King's Hussars traces the history of the regiment from 1715 and includes two Victoria crosses as well as artefacts from the Napoleonic era and India. The Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry collection marks its association with the county with exhibits that include items from World War I in the Middle East, Peterloo, and South Africa.

Fleetwood Museum

Queens Terrace
Fleetwood FY7 6BT


The museum explores the story of Fleetwood, the Victorian idealism of Fleetwood's founder Sir Peter Hesketh Fleetwood and the architect Decimus Burton, who designed the new Victorian town. Discover Fleetwood's heyday as a Victorian seaside resort, cargo trade, ferry services, lifeboats, about the docks and industrious fishing industry - both inshore and deep sea, trawlers at war, the chemical giant ICI and so much more.

Gawthorpe Hall - National Trust

Nr Burnley BB12 8UA


This imposing house, set in tranquil grounds in the heart of urban Lancashire, resembles the great Hardwick Hall and is very probably by the same architect, Robert Smythson. In the middle of the 19th century Sir Charles Barry was commissioned to restore the house, thereby creating the opulent interiors we see today.

Hall i' th' Wood Museum

Greenway, off Crompton Way
Bolton BL1 8UA


Hall i' th' Wood Museum is a rare surviving example of a Tudor wooden framed house. Collections: On display are examples of 17th and early 18th century furniture and objects relating to Samuel Crompton and the founder of the museum, Lord Leverhulme.

Harris Museum & Art Gallery

Market Square
Preston PR1 2PP


Located in the heart of Preston in a beautiful Grade I listed building, the Harris Museum & Art Gallery hosts a huge range of free exhibitions as well as events and activities for all ages. Collections: There are three main collection areas - fine art, decorative art and history.

Helmshore Mills Textile Museum

Holcombe Road, Helmshore
Rossendale BB4 4NP


18th century water powered fulling mill and a 19th century condenser cotton spinning mill, both with working machinery.

Horwich Heritage Centre

The Resource Centre, Beaumont Road, (off Longworth Road), Horwich
Bolton BL6 7BG


The Heritage Centre is the permanent home of Horwich Heritage and a permanent exhibition is on display there. There are several exhibition areas in the new centre, one of them being Horwich Loco Works, which includes a three-quarter scale model of a locomotive footplate. Other areas include a Victorian kitchen, local industry, a Horwich pub, childhood, local sport, Leverhulme's Rivington and transport.

Judges' Lodgings

Church Street
Lancaster LA1 1YS


Lancaster's oldest town house, nestled in the shadow of Lancaster Castle. Originally the home of Thomas Covell and later used by judges visiting the Assize Courts, this Grade 1 listed building offers something for all the family. See the splendidly restored period rooms featuring fine furniture by the renowned Gillows of Lancaster. Take a journey through history in the museum of Childhood with our enchanting collection of dolls, toys and games from the 18th century to the present day.

King's Own Royal Regiment Museum

City Museum, Market Square
Lancaster LA1 1HT


The museum covers the history of the King's Own Royal Regiment (4th Regiment of Foot) from its raising in 1680 through to the present day. Displays cover the Napoleonic, Crimean and Abyssinian Campaigns of the 19th century, and the Boer War, Great War and Second World War of the 20th century. The museum's website is a fascinating resource on the history of the regiment.

Lancashire County Council Cultural Services

CH Room, Lancashire Archives, Bow Lane
Preston PR1 2RE


We celebrate and bring together the heritage of Lancashire through a wide range of activities showcasing the Local History and Heritage collections held by Lancashire County Council. Collections are housed within these Cultural Services venues.

Lancashire Infantry Museum

Fulwood Barracks
Preston PR2 8AA


The museum houses the largest military collection in the North West. It covers the history of the County's three infantry regiments from the raising of Lord Castleton's Regiment of Foot in 1689 through the several amalgamations that have resulted in the creation of the current Duke of Lancaster's Regiment. Collections: The museum houses the largest military collection in the North West. It covers the history of the County.

Lancaster City Museum

Market Square
Lancaster LA1 1HT


Lancaster City Museum is housed in an elegant Georgian building situated at the heart of historic Lancaster. Discover Lancaster's past from the time of the Romans to the present day. Trace the history of the Lancaster King's Own regiment. Changing programme of temporary exhibitions.

Lancaster Maritime Museum

St George's Quay
Lancaster LA1 1RB


Lancaster Maritime Museum is an award-winning museum set within the former Port of Lancaster Custom House. Let us take you on a journey to discover all things nautical relating to the Morecambe Bay area.

Lewis Textile Museum

Exchange Street
Blackburn BB1 7JN


The Lewis Textile Museum on Exchange Street, facing the Town Hall and just around the corner from Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery, tells the story of the town's cotton industry and features a programme of textile based exhibitions.

Littleborough Museum

Littleborough OL15


This collection has been made up of pieces that are directly or indirectly related to the people of this community. Using the many artefacts that are on display, the collection hopes to bring to life the long and colourful history of the town and its people, taking a particular interest in the way that normal people's lives have changed with the advent of new technology and working practices.

Lytham Windmill Heritage Museum

The Windmill, Lytham Green
Lytham FY8 5LD


Built on what is now Lytham Green in 1805, the Windmill is the landmark that everyone sees when they come to Lytham. One of several mills on the Fylde, Lytham Mill was worked until 1919 when a fire destroyed most of the machinery.

Museum of Lancashire

Stanley Street
Preston PR1 4YP


Explore 2000 years of Lancashire history with our fantastic new range of family friendly, interactive galleries. Explore a range of objects which will introduce you to the story of Lancashire.

Pendle Heritage Centre

Park Hill, Barrowford
Nelson BB9 6JQ


Pendle Heritage Centre, listed grade II buildings, incorporates a museum, art gallery, parlour shop, tea-room, 18th century walled garden, cruck-barn, tourist information centre and conference facilities.

Queen Street Mill Textile Museum

Harle Syke
Burnley BB10 2HX


Queen Street Mill Textile Museum is the last remaining operational steam powered weaving mill in the world. The museum collections are designated as being of national importance and the boilerhouse, enginehouse and chimney have Ancient Monument status.

Ribble Steam Railway & Museum

Chain Caul Road
Preston PR2 2PD


A visit to the Ribble Steam Railway will not only give you the opportunity to travel along the one-and-a half-mile dock and riverside line, but also access our extensive museum and workshop. On site we have over 40 industrial locomotives, including Deltic Prototype currently on loan from The National Railway Museum.

Ribchester Museum of Roman Antiquities

Riverside, Ribchester
Preston PR3 3XS


Roman Ribchester is brought to life by dramatic displays, which contain a life size cavalryman, Roman legionary and exciting interactive exhibits. Columns have been erected for the first time in 2000 years and there are wonderful objects, including weaponry, jewellery and leatherwork alongside favourites like the replica of the Ribchester Parade Helmet and the impressive sculpture of a cavalryman riding down his Celtic adversary.

Smithills Hall

Smithills Dean Road
Bolton BL1 7NP


One of Bolton's original family homes, Smithills Hall is a Grade 1 listed building, full of history and drama. Collections: Furniture: 17th century;18th century;19th century; Arts and Crafts movement. Decor: from mediaeval to Arts and Crafts. Paintings: mainly from 18th to 19th century.

South Ribble Museum & Exhibition Centre

The Old Grammar School, Church Road
Leyland PR25 3FJ


The Leyland Free Grammar School was established by Henry ffarington in 1524, and the present building was probably erected on this site about 1580. Although extended a century later most of the structure has been changed very little. Collections: Includes finds from E.E.Pickering's 1946-58 excavations on the Roman supply base at Walton-le-Dale. Small economic and socisl history collections reflect the South Ribble district's economic development (textiles/cloth bleaching etc).

Towneley Hall Art Gallery & Museum

Towneley Park
Burnley BB11 3RQ


Towneley Hall is a council-owned museum and art gallery, offering an intriguing combination of historic art collection alongside a changing programme of contemporary exhibitions.

Weavers' Triangle Visitor Centre

85 Manchester Road
Burnley BB11 1JZ


Discover what it was like to live in a 19th century Lancashire mill town. From the Visitor Centre, walk through the Weavers' Triangle - a unique Victorian industrial landscape.

Whitaker, The

Whitaker Park, Rawtenstall
Rossendale BB4 6RE


Set within tranquil Whitaker Park. Displays include a late Victorian drawing room, fine arts and furniture.