Penrith and Eden Museum
Penrith, Central Lakes

Details for Penrith and Eden Museum

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 which supports numerous art and craft exhibitions throughout the year.

The Penrith and Eden Museum and Tourist Information Centre are housed in the former Robinson's School, an Elizabethan building which was altered in 1670 and used as a school until the early 1970's. The building is an ideal starting point for those wishing to explore the bustling market town of Penrith.

The museum covers the history, geology and archaeology of Penrith and Eden Valley. Exhibits include some Roman pottery from the Roman Fort near Plumpton, and prehistoric 'cup and ring' stones from Little Meg Stone Circle.

There is also gallery space which provides a year-round programme of exhibitions of both historical and contemporary arts interest and information relating to Lady Anne Clifford.

The Tourist Information Centre provides information on what to see and do, entertainments and events, places of interest, travel and transport, and where to stay. It has information on local accommodation, and provides a free local booking service for personal callers.

 

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Penrith and Eden Museum
Robinson's School
Middlegate
Penrith
Cumbria
CA11 7PT
01768 865105
 

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