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Museum, £2.50-£5.25

The Ruskin Museum

The Ruskin Museum


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. Special interest walks, Ruskin's Coniston, Cambells Coniston and Coniston Heritage, approximately 2 miles in distance and 2 hours in length each cost £40 plus group admission rate. Course on Ruskin Lace 2-days, non-residential £75 per person.

Opening details

Last entry 45 mins before closing. Closed 24, 25, 26, 31 Dec and 1 Jan.


Adult £5.25, children £2.50, family £14, school group £1.50. Free of charge, Blue Badge guides, couriers, teachers, members of the Art Fund, members of the Museums Association.


  • 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
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

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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