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Kendal

collection from 1780 to 1900. Beautiful dresses and elegant waistcoats are displayed with a rich array of accessories.

 

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

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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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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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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Wigton

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

 

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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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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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Kendal

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

 

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Carlisle

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

 

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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.

 

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.

 

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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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.

 

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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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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Maryport

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

 

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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