GALLERY: Dallas Road pupils visit Lancaster museum as it prepares to re-open to the public

It’s been busy behind the scenes at a Lancaster museum this week as it  prepares to reopen its doors to the public on Friday, March 8.

Thursday, 7th March 2019, 2:33 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th March 2019, 2:38 pm
Dallas Road Primary School pupils dress in period clothing for a tour of the Judge's Lodgings Museum

Staff were happy to receive a helping hand from Dallas Road Community Primary School pupils who paid a visit to the Judges’ Lodgings museum to make sure all is spick and span for the grand reopening.

Leader of Lancashire County Council, Geoff Driver, will do the honours on Friday at 11am when he will officially declare the Church Street venue up and running once more.

Children from Dallas Road Primary School outside the museum

The museum closed due to county budget cuts in 2016 but is now set to re-open following a hard-fought campaign by the Friends of the Judges’ Lodgings.

The attraction will open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until November 3, 11am-4pm.

Admission is adults £3, concessions £2 and children go free. Further information on 01524 581241 or at

Children discovered what it was like to learn in a Victorian classroom.
Children discovered what life was like in the kitchen without gas or electricity
The Judges Lodgings (the clue is in the name) was the home of Lancaster judges.
There's plenty to see and do within the museum
The Judge's Lodgings is also home to the Childhood Museum, containing toys, games and other items from the past.
The museum is home to Waring and Gillows items.
The museum is open for a family fun weekend on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 March, 11am 4pm with live music, free craft and living history.
The museum has beautiful period rooms, a large collection of Gillows furniture, a Victorian schoolroom and the Museum of Childhood
There will be free admission on March 8 for all visitors to the museum.