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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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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.

 

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.

 

Carlisle

This new exhibition features the sequential illustration of internationally acclaimed comic strip artist, Oliver East, alongside the comic art work of BA Illustration degree staff and students at the Institute of Arts.

 

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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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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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Carlisle

Discover 900 years of history and explore the tumultuous life of Carlisle Castle and its characters, in a new exhibition.

 

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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.

 

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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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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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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Wigton

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

 

Ambleside

Image & Reality, exploring the life of the Armitt's most famous member. Beatrix Potter gave books and paintings to the Armitt during her lifetime, These are used in a permanent exhibition which is a must for all Potter fans.

 

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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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Carlisle

A display of church plate and artifacts including illustrated panels interpreting the story of Christianity in Cumbria.

 

Keswick

The Mountain Heritage Trust are pleased to announce that their new British Women Climb exhibition will open at Keswick Museum on the 29th September 2017.

 

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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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