Judges’ Lodgings

Judges' Lodgings Museum is reopening on Friday 8 March at 11am. The museum will be reopened by the Leader of Lancashire County Council, Geoff Driver CBE.

Free admission on 8 March.

This will be followed by a family fun weekend Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 March, 11am – 4pm with live music, free craft and living history. No booking required. Adults £3 Concessions £2 Children free

We are looking for looking for volunteers to be room stewards and join the gardens team.

Judges’ Lodgings

Church Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1YS

Tel: 01524 581241 Email: judgeslodgings@lancashire.gov.uk 

Bringing the stories of Lancaster to life for everyone, through the city's oldest town house.

Judges LodgingsBuilt in the centre of Lancaster against the backdrop of Lancaster Castle and Lancaster Priory this elegant, Grade 1 building was home to Thomas Covell, Keeper of Lancaster Castle and notorious witch hunter. Between 1776 and 1975 the house became an impressive residence for judges visiting the Assize Court at the Castle.

Today there is something for everyone with beautiful period rooms, gorgeous Gillows furniture, a Victorian schoolroom and the Museum of Childhood.

Opening times

8 March – 3 November 2019

Day Times
Friday 11am-4pm
Saturday 11am-4pm
Sunday 11am-4pm

Outside of these public opening hours, schools are still welcome to book all learning sessions.

For more information ring 01524 581241 or email judgeslodgings@lancashire.gov.uk.

May be closed on bank holidays. Please check before your visit.

Admission charges

Adults £3.00
Concessions £2.00
Children free

What's on

See what's on at Judges Lodgings


  • Gift shop
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Limited disabled access. Please contact us before your visit.

Resources for schools

Access statement

The access statement describes the access, facilities and services at the museum.