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  • Lake District Foundation
  • Member of Cumbria Tourism

Historical Event, Tue 17 - Wed 18 Sep 2019, free entry

The Great Hall

The Great Hall

The Great Hall, where the founders of Quakerism met and worshipped, is still used for Quaker Meetings for Worship today.


Swarthmoor Hall was built in the second half of the sixteenth century and was part of the turbulant history surrounding the foundaton of Quakerism, from 1650 onwards. It is furnished in regional seventeenth century style. Audio tour for free on Heritage Open Days. Beautiful gardens also free, shop and cafe.

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 17 - Wed 18 Sep 2019 10:30 to 16:30
Tour takes about 45 minutes, cafe closes 17.00, gardens open all the time.


Free entry


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

Five self-catering units. Accomodates up to 25 people Whole site bookings. Bed and Breakfast available Full Board for groups. Conference facilities. Courses and events. Group tours of the Hall by arrangement.

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Sun 1 Sep Quaker Animal Songs (2)
Sat 7 Sep Circular Economy


Swarthmoor Hall Lane,
LA12 0JQ


Plan route to Swarthmoor Hall using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SD 281772  Lat: 54.18550 Long: -3.10326

On the outskirts of Ulverston just off the A590, 25 minutes from J36 of the M6.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Ulverston station

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