Custom House, Lancaster

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Custom House, Lancaster
Maritime Museum, south bank of River Lune, Lancaster - - 53108.jpg
Looking west along the quayside with the Custom House in foreground
Custom House, Lancaster is located in Lancaster
Custom House, Lancaster
Location within Lancaster
Alternative names Maritime Museum
General information
Architectural style Palladian[1]
Address St George's Quay, Lancaster
Coordinates 54°03′13″N 2°48′19″W / 54.0537°N 2.8053°W / 54.0537; -2.8053
Renovated 1983–84
Design and construction
Architect Richard Gillow
Listed Building – Grade II*
Official name Maritime Museum
Designated 22 December 1953
Reference no. 1289088

The Custom House, Lancaster is a grade II* listed building located on St Georges Quay, Lancaster, Lancashire, England.[1] 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[edit]

The Custom House has housed the Lancaster Maritime Museum since 1985.[1] Adjacent to the Custom House is a later bonded warehouse, which forms part of the Maritime Museum.[2]

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.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Historic England. "Maritime Museum, Lancaster (1289088)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Lancaster Maritime Museum". Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Lancaster Maritime Museum". Lancaster City Council. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 

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