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Museum, £2-£6

The Beacon

The Beacon

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Situated on Whitehaven's attractive harbour side, The Beacon Museum is home to the town's museum collection. It traces the social, industrial and maritime heritage of the area, using local characters, audio-visual displays and fascinating museum pieces.

The museum now features the Sellafield Story and looks at how West Cumbria supported the war effort and, afterwards, how new technology was pioneered right here to give the UK a nuclear deterrent. The exciting, interactive new exhibition charts, warts and all, how that early weapons programme grew into a nuclear industry which has supported Cumbria’s economy for the past 60 years, and looks at what the future might be for energy.

The museum has unrivalled panoramic views of the town and coast.

Also don't miss the gift shop, which stocks a whole range of locally sourced gifts.

We also have the family-run Wellington Bistro and Café on our ground floor.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Groups by appointment preferred.

Prices

General admission
Adult ticket £5, Concession ticket £4, Child ticket £2, Family ticket £12

Feature exhibition admission
Adult ticket £6, Concession ticket £5, Child ticket £3, Family ticket £16

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 25 Mar - Sun 30 Apr The Mechanicals

Address

West Strand,
Whitehaven,
Cumbria,
CA28 7LY

Location

Directions

Plan route to The Beacon Museum using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NX 968183  Lat: 54.54938 Long: -3.59698

A595 follow signs for Whitehaven town centre and the brown museum signs. Situated on south of harbour.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Whitehaven station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Groups by appointment preferred.

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