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Carlisle

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery is Carlisle's finest visitor attraction, and houses considerable collections of fine and decorative art, human history and natural sciences.

 

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Hawkshead

This unique gallery space occupies the charming 17th century building which once served as the office of Beatrix Potter's solicitor husband, in the centre of Hawkshead village.

 

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Whitehaven

Situated on Whitehaven's historic Georgian harbour, the Beacon Museum traces the social, industrial and maritime heritage of the area, using local characters, audio-visual displays and fascinating museum pieces.

 

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Windermere

Windermere Jetty is a spectacular new museum on the shores of Windermere that showcases the sights, smells and sounds of life on the lake.

 

Keswick

Located in Keswick, the home of the first pencil, visitors enter this museum through a replica graphite mine which would have served as the source of the pencil industry over three centuries ago.

 

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Kendal

We are delighted to welcome back Rowan Barnes-Murphy as Artist in Residence for our 2016 season. His work will be exhibited in the Bellingham Buttery Tea Room.

 

Coniston

Brantwood is a vibrant centre of exhibitions, both historic and contemporary. The programme features exhibitions of Ruskin's own exquisite studies as well as important contemporary shows of both well known and up and coming artists.

 

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Bowness-on-Windermere

The World of Beatrix Potter™ Attraction in Bowness-on-Windermere is a vibrant visitor centre offering a unique experience for all the family. Explore a magical world where all 23 enchanting tales are brought to life.

 

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Kendal

This award-winning museum takes you and your family back in time to tell the story of the Lake District and its inhabitants. Isolated until the arrival of the train and motorcar, which brought newcomers and tourists.

 

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Whitehaven

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.

 

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Ulverston

Over 30,000 exhibits tracing more than 100 years of road transport heritage, including a new exhibition which details the history of the Isle of Man TT Races.

 

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Hawkshead

Wordsworth attended Hawkshead Grammar School from age 9 to 16. The School was started in 1585 to educate the sons of Protestant families after the Reformation.

 

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Ulverston

The world-famous Laurel and Hardy Museum is situated in the town that was the birthplace of half of the comic duo, Stan Laurel.

 

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Kendal

Family friendly award winning museum with an internationally created exhibition of 77 captivating and colourful embroidery panels and interactive displays.

 

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Wigton

A museum/exhibition based on over 6,000 toy soldiers and related forts, guns etc. Battlefield models, Hadrian's Wall feature, historical information.

 

Keswick

Central to the Lingholm estate is a grand Victorian mansion where Beatrix Potter spent ten summer holidays between 1885 and 1907, and also wrote Squirrel Nutkin.

 

Ambleside

Museum, art gallery and reference library covering the history life and arts of the Lakes. Collections include Kurt Schwitters, Beatrix Potter, photography, fine art and local history.

 

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Sedbergh

Home to artists’ studios, art and contemporary craft exhibitions, workshops, craft gallery, shop, heritage craft demonstrations, heritage power looms, and a tea room

 
 

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