Situated on Whitehaven's attractive harbour side, The Beacon 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 Met Office Weather Gallery offers panoramic views of the town and coast. Also don't miss the exhibition gallery, gift shop and café.
Guided heritage walks, uncovering the town's mining and social past and children's school holiday workshops are also available. Discover Whitehaven's history. Discover The Beacon.
Adult day ticket £5.50, concession day ticket £4, children(5 to 15yrs) £1 when accompanied by an adult. Under 5s free.
Group rate available.
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|Notes||Open Wed to Sat 11:00 to 16:00, Sun 12:00 to 16:00.
Closed Mon & Tues (excluding public holidays). Last admission 45 minutes before closing.
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West Strand, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7LY
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 (1.6 kms) from Whitehaven station
Groups by appointment preferred.
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