Museums

The Lake District contains many different museums, often charting important parts of the local history or industry. The William Wordsworth museum at Grasmere is a very well visited place. Wordsworth's fame as a poet has led to travellers from all across the globe flocking to his home county to learn more about his life and the area he loved so much. For those who have an interest in tapestries and Quakers, the Quaker Tapestry Exhibition in Kendal tells the 300 year story of the Quakers, and the tapestry itself is the work of the over 4000 people. If an interest in the Victorian way of life is more up your street a great place to visit is the Keswick Museum and Art Gallery.

 
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Black Well Art, Crafts House & Tea Room

Bowness-on-Windermere, Central Lakes

Historic Blackwell Art and Craft House is a world renowned gallery and museum set amongst the spectacular scenery of the Lake District. Filled with wonderful architecture, works of art and hand...

Windermere Steamboat Museum

Windermere, South Lakes

Windermere Steamboat Museum houses an historic collection of crafts from its breathtaking location in the heart of the Lake District. The impressive collection has been building since the 1890,s and...

Holker Estate

Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, South Lakes

Holker Estate with the imposing Holker Hall and the Lakeland Motor Museum near Grange-over-Sands offer a complete family day out. The stately home and gardens are magnificent, and the museum is a...

The Rum Story

Whitehaven, West Lakes & Coast

The Rum Story is a unique visitor experience based in the Georgian town of Whitehaven. The story of the Dark Spirit of Whitehaven, is an interactive family attraction which illustrates the...

Brantwood

Coniston, South Lakes

Brantwood is one of the most stunning historical houses in the Lake District. It was the former residence of the artist John Ruskin which is now a museum, well visited throughout the year. The house...

Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry

Kendal, South Lakes

The Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry in Kendal offers a fascinating view of the life and times of the people of the Lake District throughout history. The museum is packed with information and...

Appleby Castle

Appleby-in-Westmorland, East Cumbria

Set amidst the breathtaking scenery of the Eden Valley sits Appleby Castle. This wonderful museum, reflecting the history of the area, is surrounded by well kept gardens and offers spectacular views....

Penrith and Eden Museum

Penrith, Central Lakes

A visit to Penrith and the Penrith and Eden Museum is an interesting day out for all the family. Situated in a former school it houses artefacts dating back to prehistoric times. There is a gallery...

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

Carlisle, East Cumbria

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery in Carlisle is a fascinating place to find out about the history, nature and art of one of Britain's most interesting regions. The fine collection of exhibits on...

The Pencil Museum

Keswick, Central Lakes

The Cumberland Pencil Museum in Keswick is the home of the famous Lakeland pencil. Visitors are treated to a fun packed day of interactive experiences and hands on activities. Interesting...

Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum

Grasmere, Ambleside, Central Lakes

The pretty village of Grasmere is the home of Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum. A delightful place full of history, interesting facts, wonderful treasures and works of art from the life and...

 
 
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