The Rum Story
Imagine leaving the heart of Whitehaven's historic port and being taken back in time to an exotic tropical island's rainforest in the Caribbean, that is just the start of your great adventure in The Rum Story.
The journey traces the origins of Whitehaven's dark trade to villages in Africa and the vile transportation of slaves to the Antiguan sugar plantations. There are stories of Blackbeard and piracy on the high seas, smugglers and Nelson's navy. See the infamous punch houses, gangsters' illict stills, the Jazz Age and hear the tales of Whitehaven's maritime past and the renowned Jefferson family.
Our courtyard cafe provides a menu that is full of home-made items and enticing goodies, in the courtyard you will also find our themed gift shop, where you can purchase souvenirs, unusual gifts and of course the famous 1785 Jefferson's rum.
Adult £5.45, concession £4.45, child £3.45, family £16.45. Group adult £3.50 and child £2.50
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VenueThe Rum Story
27 Lowther Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7DN
Map reference: NX 973181 Lat: 54.54770 Long: -3.58919
Access to Whitehaven is from the A595. Just follow the town centre signs.
Parking : with charge
Accessible by Public Transport : 1 mile (1.6 kms) from Whitehaven station
Wonderful glassed over courtyard, licenced cafe serving fresh made local specialities. Excellent exhibition. Please contact booking office to check if amenities meet your requirements.