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National Trust

Sawrey

Hill Top is a time capsule of Beatrix Potter's life. Full of her favourite things, the house appears as if Beatrix had just stepped out for a walk. Every room contains a reference to a picture in a 'Tale'.

 

VistEngland VAQAS

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.

 

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.

 

Grasmere

Immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of Dove Cottage, the home of poet William Wordsworth. Wander through the Garden-Orchard and uncover Wordsworth’s radical and creative life story in the Museum.

 

Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Penrith

Historic house based on a medieval pele tower with substantial 17th, 18th and 19thC additions. The house contains fine collections of furniture, ceramics, tapestry and portraits and is still a private residence.

 

VistEngland VAQASAIM CumbriaCumbria Tourism Awards Winner

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.

 

Healthy Eating Carlisle Award

Carlisle

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

 

Member of Cumbria TourismSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

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.

 

VistEngland VAQAS

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

Victorian stately home, set in 25 acres of stunning gardens and ancient deer park. Holker has its own cafe, brasserie, gift shop and food hall, and hosts an annual programme of special events.

 

Penrith

This is a site of considerable historical interest from Bronze Age onwards. As part of the amenities of the hall for wedding receptions there is also a 1310 chapel.

 

VistEngland VAQAS

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.

 

National Trust

Kendal

With more than 750 years of history and centuries-old portraits sitting alongside modern family photographs, this medieval house certainly feels lived in; indeed it is still home to the Strickland family.

 

VistEngland VAQAS

Windermere

A Grade I listed building, Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House is a masterpiece of twentieth century design.

 

National TrustSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

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.

 

VistEngland VAQASHistoric Houses Association Friends SchemeSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Kendal

Levens Hall is an Elizabethan mansion built around a 13thC Pele tower. The much loved home of the Bagot family, visitors often comment on the warm and friendly atmosphere.

 

VistEngland VAQASNational TrustMember of Cumbria TourismSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Cockermouth

Step back in time to the 1770s and experience William and Dorothy Wordsworth’s childhood home, Cumbria Tourism’s Small Visitor Attraction of the Year.

 

Coniston

Brantwood house is a registered museum. The 9 rooms that Ruskin used are open to the public. The Severn Studio presents a programme of quality art and craft exhibitions throughout the year.

 
 

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