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Dove Cottage
& Wordsworth Museum
Grasmere

"Home of the Poet William Wordsworth"

Take a guided tour of Wordsworth's home, a beautiful preserved example of a Lakeland Cottage, which is furnished with the poet's belongings.

The Wordworth Trust,
Dove Cottage,
Grasmere,
Cumbria,
LA22 9SH
Tel: 015394 35544
Fax: 015394 35748


www.wordsworth.org.uk
 

Lakeland Motor Museum
Newby Bridge
Lakeland Motor Museum

"Something for everyone"

Offering a curious and educational atmosphere, the Museum generates intrigue, fascination and nostalgia certain to awaken many motoring memories.

Over 30,000 exhibits being preserved for posterity provide tangible evidence of our motoring heritage and provide a thoroughly enjoyable and astonishing insight into our forefatherís inventiveness and dexterity, often described as a unique microcosm of the 20th century.


Lakeland Motor Museum,
Old Blue Mill,
Backbarrow,
Newby Bridge,
Cumbria,
LA12 8TA
Tel: 015395 30400

www.lakeland motormuseum.co.uk
 

The Bond Museum
Keswick
The Bond Museum

"Keswick's museum to James Bond and his cars"


Exhibiting a large collection of cars, boats, tanks and submarines from Bond films.

From the Dragon Tank used in Doctor No to the Lotus Esprit submarine from the Spy Who Loved Me.

The Bond Museum,
Unit 2,
Daleston Court,
Main Street,
Southey Hill Industrial Estate,
Keswick,
Cumbria,
CA12 5NR
Tel: 017687 75007

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Museums and History & Heritage Centres - 2

Kendal Museum
of Natural History & Archeology

Kendal


"One of the country's oldest museums"

Founded in 1796, Kendal Museum's fascinating collections include local Archaeology, History, Geology and a Natural History collection from around the globe.

Kendal Museum,
Station Road,
Kendal,
Cumbria,
LA9 6BT
Tel: 01539 721374
Fax: 01539 737976


www.kendalmuseum.org.uk
 

Ruskin Museum

Coniston


"The most thought provoking in the Lakes"

There has been a Ruskin Museum in Coniston since 1901, when W.G. Collingwood, a local artist and antiquarian who had been Ruskin's secretary, set it up both as a memorial to Ruskin and a celebration of the area's heritage.

Therefore, although the museum has a Ruskin collection, there are also exhibits relating to the copper mines, slate, geology, lace, farming and Donald Campbell.


Ruskin Museum,
Coniston,
Cumbria,
LA21 8DU
Tel: 015394 41164


www.ruskinmuseum.com
 

Keswick Mining Museum
Keswick

"A treat not to be missed"

This was the first mining museum to be established in Cumbria and it hosts the finest collection of mining memorabilia in the country.

This includes the acclaimed Ian Tyler Collection, the Willie Shaw Collection of Minerals and part of the William Creighton and the Willie Hemmingway Collection.


Keswick Mining Museum,
Otley House,
Otley Road,
Keswick,
Cumbria,
CA12 5LE
Tel: 017687 80055

www.keswickmining museum.co.uk
 








 

Stott Park Bobbin Mill

 

Museum of Lakeland Life

Kendal


"Discover what rural folk did to entertain themselves before television and the Internet"

Inside you will find a wealth of interesting and unusual real objects in recreated farmhouse rooms and workshops.

Museum of Lakeland Life,
Kendal,
Cumbria,
LA9 5AL
Tel: 01539 722464
Fax: 01539 722494


www.lakelandmuseum.org.uk
 

Beatrix Potter Gallery

Hawkshead


"Artist, author & farmer"

An annually changing exhibition of original sketches and watercolours painted by Beatrix Potter for her children's stories.

One of many historic buildings in this picturesque village, this was once the office of her husband, William Heelis. The interior remains substantially unaltered since his day.


Beatrix Potter Gallery,
Main Street,
Hawkshead,
Cumbria,
LA22 0NS
Tel: 015394 36355
Fax: 015394 36187


www.nationaltrust.org.uk
 

The Quaker Tapestry

Kendal


"A delightful visual chronicle of Quaker Life through the centuries"

The tapestry celebrates the ideas and experiences of Quakers since the Religious Society began in 1652.

The Quaker Tapestry,
Friends Meeting House,
Stramongate,
Kendal,
Cumbria,
LA9 4BH
Tel:/Fax: 01539 722975


www.quaker-tapestry.co.uk
 

Eskdale Mill

Holmrook


"Dating back to the 16th century, Eskdale Mill is located in one of the Lake District's most picturesque valleys"

The Mill features two waterwheels and an exhibition on local life. A picnic area and woodlands add to the experience.

Eskdale Mill,
Boot Village,
Holmrook,
Cumbria,
CA19  1TG
Tel: 016977  23335

www.eskdalemill.co.uk
 

Florence Mine Heritage Centre

Egremont


"The last deep working iron ore mine in Western Europe"

See the story of the miners and how they lived, worked, and extracted ore from the ground.

The museum contains the clothes they wore, the shovels they used and the clay pipes they smoked.

Visit a reconstruction of a drift (or tunnel) and find out what mine life was like at the beginning of the 20th century.


Tel: 01946 825 830

www.visitegremont.co.uk
 
 

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