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Telephones - 5th June 2013
Please note that we are not able to continuously monitor our telephone system at the moment. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Bank Holiday tour times (May 25th - May 27th) - 24th May 2013
Over this Bank Holiday weekend, tours will include parts of the former prison - Chapel yard, Courtyard & C Wing - as well as the usual Shire Hall section of the castle.
Lancaster Castle: New Tours to Include Areas of Former HMP Lancaster Castle - 2nd May 2013
New tours and prices as from 25th May 2013.
Lancaster Castle: Special Easter Tours to Include Parts of the Former Prison - 27th March 2013
Lancashire County Council's Museums Service, in partnership with the Duchy of Lancaster, will be offering visitors the opportunity to take part in tours which will include areas of the former HMP Lancaster Castle.
The Illusion of Death: A Victorian Murder Mystery. - 6th February 2013
TICKETS NOW ON SALE!
Christmas & New Year Closures - 6th December 2012
Please note that the Castle will be closed on the following days:
Monday 24th December
Tuesday 25th December
Wednesday 26th December
Monday 31st December
Tuesday 1st January
Deck the Hall with Boughs of Holly - 9th October 2012
This year's ever-popular Christmas concert will be held on 12th, 13th, 14th, and 15th December. Tickets on sale from Monday 5th November 2012.
Heritage Open Day Tours on 8th & 9th September 2012. NO ADVANCED BOOKING AVAILABLE FOR THESE TOURS - 5th September 2012
Former prison at Lancaster Castle forms part of Heritage Open Days
Special Tours of the Castle to Commenorate the 400th Anniversary of the Trials of the Lancashire Witches. NO ADVANCED BOOKING AVAILABLE FOR THESE TOURS. - 13th August 2012
To mark the 400th anniversary of the trials of the Lancashire witches this month, The Duchy of Lancaster will be opening the infamous Witches’ dungeon at Lancaster Castle to the public.
Limited Access on Friday 8th June - 6th June 2012
Please note that there will be no tours on the morning of Friday 8th June. The first public tour of the day will be at 1pm.
Special Tours of Lancaster Castle over the Diamond Jubilee weekend and bank holiday - 25th May 2012
New area of the former prison to form part of external tour
Easter Weekend: External Tours of the Former Prison - 2nd April 2012
Special tours to allow access to areas of the castle unseen by the public in nearly 60 years
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare (SOLD OUT) - 7th February 2012
Tickets now on sale for…MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING By William Shakespeare
Tues 28th February - Sat 24th March @ 7.30 .Shire Hall, Lancaster Castle & Priory Church
400th Anniversary of the Lancashire Witch Trials - 1st January 2012
To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the famous trials held in the castle in August 1612 we will be hosting several events throughout 2012. This will include two talks by experts in the field and at least one major theatrical performance. Please check the website regularly for details
Tour Times for Saturday 10th December 2011 - 5th December 2011
Tour times will be altered for this one day only.
Judges' Lodgings Museum Ghost Tours - 27th October 2011
The Judges' Lodgings Museum is opening it's doors for 4 special evenings of ghostly tours.
A Judges' Lodgins Museum Halloween Half Term Spectacular - 22nd October 2011
If you want to experience a truly spooky, fun filled Hallowe'en then join us at the Judges' Lodgings Museum. We have a half term packed with family friendly workshops.
Castle receives VAQAS accreditation - 1st June 2011
For the fourth year running the Shire Hall has achieved accreditation with Visit Britain
Get a Bargain with The Bay - 1st April 2011
Shire Hall family tours available on the Bay Radio Text Vouchers scheme
Business as usual - 24th March 2011
The castle will cease to function as a working prison this month and this has led to a lot of people assuming that the entire building will close at the end of March.
Lancaster Under Attack! - 31st January 2011
Over the coming year the timeline of the city's history is set to come alive with several- very friendly- attacks on the city by armies from the past
The Castle Corvette Association - 31st January 2011
Once a vital part of the Royal Navy the 'castle' corvettes which helped win the Batlle of the Atlantic in World War Two are to be commemorated