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Museum - Industrial, £3.45-£5.45

The Rum Story

The Rum Story


Imagine leaving the heart of Whitehaven's historic port and being taken back in time to an exotic tropical island's rainforest in the Caribbean, that is just the start of your great adventure in The Rum Story.

The journey traces the origins of Whitehaven's dark trade to villages in Africa and the vile transportation of slaves to the Antiguan sugar plantations. There are stories of Blackbeard and piracy on the high seas, smugglers and Nelson's navy. See the infamous punch houses, gangsters' illicit stills, the Jazz Age and hear the tales of Whitehaven's maritime past and the renowned Jefferson family.

Our courtyard cafe provides a menu that is full of home-made items and enticing goodies, in the courtyard you will also find our themed gift shop, where you can purchase souvenirs, unusual gifts and of course the famous 1785 Jefferson's rum.

Opening details

Last admission 15.30.


Adult £5.45, concession £4.45, child £3.45, family £16.45. Group adult £3.50 and child £2.50


  • 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
  • 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
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Wedding receptionsWedding receptions

Wonderful glassed over courtyard, licenced cafe serving fresh made local specialities. Excellent exhibition. Please contact booking office to check if amenities meet your requirements.

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27 Lowther Street,
CA28 7DN


Plan route to The Rum Story using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NX 973181  Lat: 54.54770 Long: -3.58919

Access to Whitehaven is from the A595. Just follow the town centre signs.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Whitehaven station

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