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Museum, £4.50-£5

Armitt Collection

Armitt Collection


A unique combination of museum, art gallery and historic library devoted to preserving and sharing the cultural heritage of the Lake District. Collections include Kurt Schwitters, Beatrix Potter, photography, fine art and local history.

Opening details

Occasionally closed before Easter for exhibition changeover.


Adult £5, concessions/students £4.50, children under 16 free.


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Full disabled access including first floor library and disabled parking space. No public parking available on site but available opposite museum on Rydal Road.


Rydal Road,
LA22 9BL


Plan route to The Armitt Museum using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 375048  Lat: 54.43476 Long: -2.96502

On A591, just beyond the Bridge House, opposite the main Ambleside car park.

Accessible by Public Transport: 5 miles from Windermere station

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