Heritage at Home
Whilst many of our heritage attractions across the district are closed, now is the time to experience some of their online content and take part in some heritage activities at home.
Morecambe Winter Gardens
Morecambe Winter Gardens is upgrading its website – can you help by sending images of the exterior and interior of both the Theatre and Ballroom between 1960 – 2000?
Please ensure that all images donated are owned/taken by yourself due to copyright. All image donated will be credited on the Site. Please contact them on email@example.com or via their Facebook page.
- They are also appealing for any donations which would be gratefully received towards the ongoing restoration – plans continue during this period of closure and they look forward to restarting the work later on in the year.
Morecambe Heritage Centre
- Morecambe Heritage Centre brings us episodes from their Morecambeology series, exploring Morecambe’s history and heritage from industry to entertainment.
- Take a virtual tour of Lancaster Castle and learn about the different areas of the castle, built at various times over the past 1000 years. Since its restoration in 2012 following the prison closure in 2011, the castle has welcomed thousands of visitors and enjoyed events from concerts to theatre shows and fairs to reenactments.
- Prayers and services are live streamed from the inside the historic Grade 1 listed building. Go to www.lancasterpriory.org for full details and links.
- Lancaster Priory Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/lancasterpriorymusic) is currently running a popular Lockdown Showcase. Supporters of the Tower Appeal are sending videos, audios and photos of lockdown activities such as poetry writing, instrumental and singing pieces, sculptures, artwork etc. Anyone from the City and surrounding area who is fond of the Priory Clock Tower and who wishes to keep it as part of the iconic cityscape, is welcome to join in. Send your item to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nighttime image of The Priory by Darren Andrews
Lancaster City Museum
- Lancaster City Museum has been looking back at the city’s streets and landmarks over past decades.
- Discover Lancaster’s tram system, or find out where the city’s workers and travellers could quench their thirst.
Lancaster Maritime Museum
- Lancaster Maritime Museum has been browsing its collection to bring you interesting facts and activities.
- Get Knotted! Practise your nautical knots here.
- View some beautiful brass plaques from Penny Street Bridge, or paintings by J. Clarke Marshall and Jerzy Marek from the museum’s collection.
- Follow the page to take part in their Close-Up Quizzes – what could the next artefact be?
- Discover Morecambe’s cinema heritage. During its heyday as a holiday resort, Morecambe was jam-packed with cinemas. Visitors and locals alike were entertained in picture houses large and small across the town. LuneTube explores some of the cinema heritage of Morecambe and remembers those who worked in them.
Heritage From Home
The National Lottery Heritage Fund is celebrating the UK’s rich history and heritage – all from home!
- If you have seen or developed any inspiring resources and activities to combat social distancing please share them on Twitter using the hashtag #HeritageFromHome .
They’ll post some of their faves here: #thread