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The Ruskin Museum

The Ruskin Museum


CONISTON is a prime example of a PLACE where nature and history, environment and man, meet in a topographical dimension, and together generate CULTURE.

THE RUSKIN MUSEUM uses CONISTON's environment and its literary and cultural heritage as a rich and varied resource. We give an award-winning, authoritative introduction to JOHN RUSKIN, the great Victorian pundit on aesthetics and ethics, and father figure of The Welfare State and The 'Green' Movement; we display the largest permanent exhibition of his art, demonstrating how he developed his ideas through drawing. True to Ruskin's firm belief that the best museums provide an imaginative and inspirational 'Open Sesame' into 'All that is lovely in the life of Nature, and heroic in the life of Men', we offer thought-provoking insights into The Story of Coniston, from its primeval geological origins to the Jet Age epitomised by the 1950s Speed Ace DONALD CAMPBELL, who broke four of his seven World Water Speed Records on Coniston Water in his hydroplane, BLUEBIRD K7. The lake also figures as the adventure playground of the 'Swallows and Amazons' : CONISTON's topography and heritage gave ARTHUR RANSOME his context.

Valid: All year

Offer: £1 off adults, 50p off children

Saving: Adult: £1, Child: 50p


Adult - £6.50
Concessions - £5.50
Child - £3.25 (under 5 free)
Family - £16.50
School and group rates available

Your MyCumbria card is valid for up to 2 adults and 2 children. Card must be presented on arrival to receive offer.


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • 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
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Coniston is a small village with a variety of local amenities and services close by. Fully registered museum.


Yewdale Road,
LA21 8DU


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

Map reference: SD 302976  Lat: 54.36910 Long: -3.07585

A593 from A591 at Ambleside; A595 and A593 from A590 at Greenodd; B5285 from Hawkshead; sat nav LA21 8DU.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 12 miles from Windermere/Ulverston station

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