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Exhibition, Thu 8 Aug - Mon 11 Nov 2019

Treasure from Dust: the geology of John Ruskin

Treasure from Dust: the geology of John Ruskin


Ruskin could not resist the wonder he felt at the ability of the earth to form itself into crystalline treasures and spectacular mountain ranges. He set himself to understand the processes of change that governed the earth and from this understanding he developed many of his principles for life.

This exhibition celebrates the return to Brantwood of Ruskin’s complete core collection of over 2,000 specimens, accompanied by his autograph catalogues and original mahogany cases. It will include examples of medieval ornament admired by him, gifts to schools and national collections and spectacular specimens he named in honour of people he admired.

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 8 Aug - Mon 11 Nov 2019


Advance booking only. Please see the website for more information.


  • 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
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing

Partial disabled access.


Lake rd,
LA21 8AD


Plan route to Brantwood, Home of John Ruskin using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SD 307945  Lat: 54.34131 Long: -3.06743

Off B5285 road on east side of Coniston water. Follow signs from Coniston village.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 10 miles from Windermere station

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