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Collection Summary

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Maritime Collection
See Lancaster Maritime Museum for the main maritime collections. There are elements of maritime history in other parts of the collection ranging from paintings to costume and numismatics.
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Location Details

Lancaster City Museum
Market Square Lancaster LA1 1HT
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01524 64637
01524 841 692 
Building Information
The Museum was founded in 1923 and occupies Lancaster's former Town Hall, designed by Major Thomas Jarrett and Thomas Harrison and built in 1783. The collections have been acquired mainly since 1923, but a few items can be linked to the Mechanics' Institute of the 19th century.
Collections Overview
The collections represent a range of themes associated with Lancaster and surrounding areas, from Prehistoric, Roman & medieval archaeology to the important maritime traditions. Objects include social history material, fine and decorative art, costume, numismatics, map models, stained glass, items connected with the local trades and industries and photographs and archives.
Display Overview
Permanent displays illustrate the history of the city of Lancaster and surrounding areas. There are also regular temporary exhibitions. (See also the King's Own Regimental Museum housed at the museum).
Star Objects
Photographic collection; knitting pin holders (treen); topographic prints, watercolours and oils; Gillows of Lancaster furniture and drawing series
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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