Stan Laurel (1890-1965)
The town's most famous son is legendary comedian Stan Laurel who, with comedy partner Oliver Hardy, became one of the best-known slapstick duos of the 20th century. Stan Laurel was born in Ulverston in 1890 and christened Arthur Stanley Jefferson. He teamed up with Oliver in 1926, changed his name to Stan Laurel and went on to produce over 100 films based on the popular Laurel and Hardy brand of comedy.
Laurel and Hardy Museum
Bill Cubin, the founder of the museum, devoted his life to these world-famous comedians and collected an amazing treasure trove of memorabilia, including letters, photographs, personal items and furniture. Small 1920s style cinema showing classic Laurel & Hardy films all day.
Cumbria Crystal is renowned for its sparkling leaded glassware that is sold all over the world. At the factory in Ulverston it is possible to watch the craftsmen producing exquisite and finely cut pieces of crystal glassware.
Built to commemorate the coronation of George V in June 1911 and affectionately known as ‘The Coro', this treasured building with a seating capacity of 660 offers a year-round programme of entertainment from music and drama to ballet and opera.
Venue for occasional exhibitions, theatre, music, dance and workshops. Free admission.
Traditional cinema with the largest screen in Cumbria, featuring a variety of art house and feature films.
Outdoor venue for Shakespearian plays, music festivals and carnival events.