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Exhibition, Tue 5 Nov - Thu 5 Dec 2019, £3.25-£6.50

The Golden age of Satire

The Golden age of Satire


The Georgian-era boom town that was Whitehaven existed in a world of increasing public and political dissent. Through a prized collection of original satirical sketches, this exhibition in collaboration with the British Museum and curated by Ian Hislop, explores the period that gave us the origins of modern day satire.

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 5 Nov - Thu 5 Dec 2019 10:00 to 16:00
Museum is closed on a Monday outside of Cumbria School holidays


Adult £6.50
Concession £5.25
Child (Age 3 to 16) £3.25
Family (2 adults and 2 children) £16.50
Copeland Residents free entry with the Copeland Pass.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • 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
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Groups by appointment preferred.

Events at this Venue

date event
Mon 4 Nov - Sun 1 Dec Curator's Choice
Tue 5 Nov - Thu 5 Dec The Golden Age of Satire
Sat 30 Nov - Mon 23 Dec The Actual Factual Santa Trail
Sat 7 Dec - Tue 7 Jan Phil Rigby: A Portrait of Cumbria


West Strand,
CA28 7LY


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

Map reference: NX 968183  Lat: 54.54938 Long: -3.59698

A595 follow signs for Whitehaven town centre and the brown museum signs. Situated on south of harbour.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Whitehaven station

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