The Beacon with Shark! and Ice Age at The Beacon
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. For the rest of 2013 The Beacon is also home to the blockbuster exhibitions "Shark! Myths and Reality" and "Ice Age - Life After Dinosaurs".
The museum has unrivaled panoramic views of the town and coast.
Also don't miss the gift shop, which stocks a whole range of locally sourced gifts as well as a new range of Ice Age animals and Sharks.
We also have the family-run Wellington Bistro and Café on our ground floor.
Adult day ticket £6.50, concession day ticket £5, children(5 to 15yrs) £2 when accompanied by an adult. Under 5s free.
Special Offer - half price tickets on weekdays. Ts & Cs apply. See our website for details.
|Season Dates||Opening Hours|
|Mon 9 Sep 2013 - Sun 5 Jan 2014||Tue - Sun 10:00 to 16:30|
|Notes||13th July to 8th Sept, open daily 10.00 to 17.30. 9th Sept to 5th Jan, open Tues to Sun 10.00 to 16.30. Last admission 45 mins before closing. See website for details of extended Oct and Xmas school holidays.|
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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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