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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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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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Grange-over-Sands

A fascinating insight into the buildings of Lakeland's yesteryear. Depict Cumbrian houses and farms, all hand-crafted by Edward Robinson. Also Oriental garden and building which is our gift shop.

 

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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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Bowness-on-Windermere

The World of Beatrix Potterâ„¢ 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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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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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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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.

 

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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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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.

 

Carlisle

The Vallum Gallery is located on the Brampton Road campus of the University of Cumbria.

 

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Keswick

Just a few minutes walk from the town centre in a lovely location beside the river Greta with glorious open views towards Skiddaw and Latrigg, this award-winning attraction offers fascinating changing exhibitions.

 

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Coniston

Ruskin Museum tells The Story of Coniston in an award-winning style. John Ruskin, Donald Campbell and Bluebird, Arthur Ransome, geology, slate, copper, Herdwick sheep, Langdale linen and Ruskin Lace.

 

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Maryport

An internationally significant Roman collection housed in a Victorian Naval Battery adjacent to the Roman fort at Maryport.

 

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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.

 

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.

 
 

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