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Judges' Lodgings

Lancaster's oldest town house, once home to Thomas Covell, Keeper of Lancaster Castle during Lancashire's infamous witch trials in 1612, and later lodgings for the 'Hanging' judges at the Assize Courts. Including the Museum of Childhood and an Edwardian school room — there's something for everyone! 

Roman Bath-House

Roman Bath-House, Vicarage Field, Lancaster. Telephone: 01524 64637. Discovered and excavated in 1973-4, the Roman bath-house in Vicarage Field, Lancaster, formed one end of a large courtyard house, probably the home of a Roman official. 

Cottage Museum

Cottage Museum, 15 Castle Hill, Lancaster LA1 1YS. Tel. 01524 64637. The museum provides an intimate glimpse of early Victorian life in a tiny and intriguing 18th-century cottage spread over 5 floors. You may even get to meet the Victorian housekeeper! 

Sizergh Castle & Garden

Sizergh Castle, near Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8AE Sat Nav: LA8 8DZ. Tel: 015395 60951. National Trust. Beautiful medieval house, gardens and estate, at the gateway to the Lake District. It features a pond, lake, wildlife, national collection of ferns and superb limestone rock garden. Café, shop, events. 

Leighton Hall

Leighton Hall, Carnforth, Lancs LA5 9ST. 01524 734474. A stunning location for wedding ceremonies, corporate events and hosted group activities for schools and societies; attractive gardens, rolling parkland and the hall itself; great for family visits and a dramatic setting for film and TV shoots. 

Lancaster Maritime Museum

Lancaster Maritime Museum, Custom House, St George's Quay, Lancaster LA1 1RB. Telephone: 01524 382264. Explore Lancaster’s golden age and rich maritime and natural history. 

Demi-Paradise Productions

Stephen Tomlin, demi-paradise productions via Shire Hall, Lancaster Castle, Lancaster LA1 1YJ. Tel.: 01524 64998. Founded by Stephen Tomlin in 2000 to perform indoor promenade productions of classical plays at Lancaster Castle — one of Britain’s last great working castles. 

Mourholme Local History Society

The society for the Old Parish of Warton, Lancashire. We look at all aspects of local history - agricultural, manorial, social, industrial - as well as an examination of some of its prominent families. 

The Morecambe Winter Gardens

Morecambe Winter Gardens, 209 Marine Road Central, Morecambe LA4 4BU. Tel. 01524 422180. The Morecambe Winter Gardens opened as The Victoria Pavilion theatre in 1897 and is situated on the resort’s central promenade, overlooking Morecambe Bay. 

Lancaster Archaeological & Historical Society

The LAHS is over 40 years old. During the winter the society runs a lecture programme at St. Paul's Hala Hall in Scotforth, Lancaster. Field trips to sites of historical and archaeological interest are made during the summer. The Society's official journal Contrebis is published annually.  

Lancaster & Morecambe Bay Chinese Community Association

Kim Leong, Chairman, Moorside Primary School, Bowerham Road, Lancaster LA1 4HT Tel.: 07737958804 (vice-chair) LMBCCA helps to promote and advance the education of Chinese history, art, culture and traditions to the community. 

Rowan Rheingans: Dispatches on the Red Dress

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 20:00 at Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster

Talk — Royal Observer Corps in Lancaster

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 12:30 at Lancaster, Central Library, Market Square, Lancaster.

Mugshot madness!

Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 18:10 at Judges' Lodgings, Lancaster

Sneaky scoundrels!

Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 11:00 at Judges' Lodgings, Lancaster

LAHS lecture: 'One of the Grandest Houses in Lancaster: a Lancaster Merchant’s property'

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 19:30 at St Paul’s Parish Hall, Scotforth Road LA1 4TS

LAHS lecture: The History and Work of the Lancaster Port Commission

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 19:30 at St Paul’s Parish Hall, Scotforth Road LA1 4TS

LAHS lecture by Lydia Prosser (Portable Antiquities Scheme) Recent Finds in Lancashire

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 19:30 at St Paul’s Parish Hall, Scotforth Road LA1 4TS

LAHS lecture: From Lancaster’s Tyburn to Sugar House: Richard Kuerden’s map of Lancaster, 1685

Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 19:30 at St Paul’s Parish Hall, Scotforth Road LA1 4TS

LAHS Lecture: Warton, George Washington and the Anglo-American Special Relationship 1885–1976

Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 19:30 at St Paul’s Parish Hall, Scotforth Road LA1 4TS

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