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Blackwell, The Arts & Craft House
VistEngland VAQAS

Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3JT

The brilliantly executed drawings in this display, made less than 100 years before Blackwell was built.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
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Kendal Museum
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Station Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6BT

Kendal is a pioneering Teaching Musuem - where history and nature meet.

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  • Rail station: Kendal (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
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Benjamin Bunny
VistEngland VAQAS

The Old Laundry, Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3BX

The World of Beatrix Potterâ„¢ Attraction in Bowness-on-Windermere is a vibrant visitor centre offering a unique experience for all the family. Explore a magical world where all 23 enchanting tales are brought to life.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (2 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
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Brantwood, Home of John Ruskin

Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AD

Brantwood is a vibrant centre of exhibitions, both historic and contemporary. The programme features exhibitions of Ruskin's own exquisite studies as well as important contemporary shows of both well known and up and coming artists.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (10 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
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Exhibitions
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Lakeside, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5DJ

Theatre by the Lake has two gallery spaces used throughout the year for a wide variety of exhibitions by professional and amateur artists, groups and societies.

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  • Rail station: Penrith (24 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The Pencil Museum

Southey Works, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5NG

Located in Keswick, the home of the first pencil, visitors enter this museum through a replica graphite mine which would have served as the source of the pencil industry over three centuries ago.

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  • Rail station: Penrith (20 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
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Lakeland Motor Museum
VistEngland VAQAS

Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow, Newby Bridge, Cumbria, LA12 8TA

Over 30,000 exhibits tracing more than 100 years of road transport heritage, including a new exhibition which details the history of the Isle of Man TT Races.

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  • Rail station: Ulverston (5 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
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Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery
VistEngland VAQASAIM CumbriaCumbria Tourism Awards Winner

Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TP

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery is an excellent choice for a great day out for all of the family.

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  • Rail station: Carlisle (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
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Lakeland Miniature Village

The Coach House, Winder Lane, Flookburgh, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 7LE

A fascinating insight into the buildings of Lakeland's yesteryear. Depict Cumbrian houses and farms, all hand-crafted by Edward Robinson. Also Oriental garden and building which is our gift shop.

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  • Rail station: Cark-in-Cartmel (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
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VistEngland VAQASHistoric Houses Association Friends Scheme

Levens, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 0PD

We are delighted to welcome back Rowan Barnes-Murphy as Artist in Residence for our 2016 season. His work will be exhibited in the Bellingham Buttery Tea Room.

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  • Rail station: Oxenholme (6 miles)
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  • Free entry
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Maryport Maritime Museum
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1 Senhouse Street, Maryport, Cumbria, CA15 6AB

The museum illustrates the maritime, social and industrial history of Maryport, using objects, paintings and story boards in themed galleries.

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  • Rail station: Maryport (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
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The Beacon
VistEngland VAQAS

West Strand, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7LY

Situated on Whitehaven's attractive harbour side, The Beacon is home to the town's museum collection.

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  • Rail station: Whitehaven (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
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The Rum Story
VistEngland VAQAS

27 Lowther Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7DN

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  • Rail station: Whitehaven (1 mile)
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Beatrix Potter Gallery
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Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0NS

This unique gallery space occupies the charming 17th century building which once served as the office of Beatrix Potter's solicitor husband, in the centre of Hawkshead village.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (6 miles)
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Museum Of Lakeland Life
VistEngland VAQAS

Abbot Hall, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5AL

This award-winning museum takes you and your family back in time to tell the story of the Lake District and its inhabitants. Isolated until the arrival of the train and motorcar, which brought newcomers and tourists.

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  • Rail station: Kendal (0 mile)
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  • Children welcome
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Soldiers In Silloth
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150 Skinburness Road, Silloth, Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 4QH

A museum/exhibition based on over 6,000 toy soldiers and related forts, guns etc. Battlefield models, Hadrian's Wall feature, historical information.

 
 
 
The Ruskin Museum
VistEngland VAQAS

Yewdale Road, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8DU

Ruskin Museum tells The Story of Coniston in an award-winning style. John Ruskin, Donald Campbell and Bluebird, Arthur Ransome, geology, slate, copper, Herdwick sheep, Langdale linen and Ruskin Lace.

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  • Rail station: Windermere/Ulverston (12 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
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Senhouse Roman Museum
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The Battery, Sea Brows, Maryport, Cumbria, CA15 6JD

An internationally significant Roman collection housed in a Victorian Naval Battery adjacent to the Roman fort at Maryport.

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  • Rail station: Maryport (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
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