Friday, 4 April 2014

Just the ticket for Lancashire Museums

Families in Lancashire can enjoy some exciting days out this spring and summer at many of the county's museums.

Lancashire County Council's 'Xplorer' family and friends pass offers a year's unlimited entry for two adults, two concessions and accompanied children, to ten local museums for just £20.

County Councillor Marcus Johnstone, Cabinet member for environment, planning and cultural services, said: "Our museums offer a variety of great exhibits, and with a whole host of family-friendly activities throughout the school holidays and at many weekends, there really is something for everyone to enjoy."

For example, people can head to the Museum of Lancashire and explore some of the fabulous hidden ! history of 'all things Lancashire'.

They can also be transported back to World War One at Gawthorpe Hall, and experience the war from a family perspective.

The hall is currently hosting an exhibition called 'Somewhere in France'. The exhibition, which will move around the county throughout the year, features a variety of postcards that were sent from Lancashire soldiers to their families.

Clitheroe Castle also has plenty of creative activity days, along with some special interactive displays that are fun for all the family.

If the family offer doesn't suit you, there are two other types of Xplorer pass available:

*£8 adult ticket - one year's unlimited access for an adult to visit one museum of your choice.

*£12 adult ticket - one year's unlimited access to all 11 Lancashire museums.

The Xplorer ticket is valid at the following museums throughout Lancashire:

  • Clitheroe Castle
  • Cottage Museum, Lancaster
  • Fleetwood Museum
  • Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham
  • Helmshore Mills Textile Museum, near Haslingden
  • Judges' Lodgings, Lancaster
  • Lancaster City Museum (shop only; admission is free)
  • Lancaster Maritime Museum
  • Queen Street Mill Textile Museum, Burnley
  • The Museum of Lancashire, Preston (shop only; admission is free)

• Xplorer tickets are available at all of Lancashire County Council's museums or via www.lancashire.gov.uk/museums, where you can also find out about events and activities. You can also follow the museums on Twitter: @lmuseums

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