Custom House, Lancaster
|Custom House, Lancaster|
Looking west along the quayside with the Custom House in foreground
Location within Lancaster
|Alternative names||Maritime Museum|
|Address||St George's Quay, Lancaster|
|Design and construction|
|Official name||Maritime Museum|
|Designated||22 December 1953|
The Custom House, Lancaster is a grade II* listed building located on St Georges Quay, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. The architect was Richard Gillow of the Gillow furniture making family. Designed in 1764 for the Port Commissioners, it was used for its original purpose until 1882 when the Customs were transferred to Barrow-in-Furness.
Lancaster Maritime Museum
The museum's exhibits include local fishing vessels, ship models, area merchants and trade, including the slave trade, the Lancaster Canal, area fishing industry, the development of the local ports of Glasson, Heysham, Sunderland Point, and Morecambe, and the social and natural history of Morecambe Bay.
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