Cumbria Museums

Learn about the local history, industry and culture of Lakeland & Cumbria – Make a visit to a local Museum part of your trip. Below are a selection of popular museums in and around the Lake District.

The Beacon

West Strand, Whitehaven, Cumbria CA28 7LY

Tel:0845 0952131

New & Interactive – the Beacon introduces you to the fascinating history of Copeland, the area bordering the North West of the Lake District on the Cumbrian Coast. More Info
Keswick Museum & Art Gallery

Station Rd, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 4NF

Tel:017687 73263

The Museum tells the story of Keswick and the surrounding area. Keswick has a unique history, with lots of ‘firsts’, including the first pencils, some very famous residents, and lots of beautiful scenery so awe inspiring that early tourists were left terrified. More Info
Maryport Martime Museum

1, Senhouse St, Maryport, Cumbria CA15 6AB

Tel:01900 813738

The Museum houses a wealth of objects, pictures, models and paintings that illustrate Maryport’s proud maritime and painting tradition. More Info
The Roman Army Museum

Carvoran, Greenhead, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 7JB

Tel:016977 47485

The Roman Army Museum, situated beside one of the best preserved sections of the Wall, offers a captivating insight into the garrisons of Hadrian’s Wall More Info
Kings Own Royal Border Regimental Museum

Queen Marys Tower, Carlisle Castle, Carlisle, Cumbria CA3 8UR

Tel:01228 532774

Based in Historic Carlisle Castle. Two floors of displays tell the history of the Regiment from 1702 to the present day. More Info
Penrith Museum

Robinsons School, Middlegate, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7PT

Tel:01768 865105

Explore the history, geology and archaeology of Penrith and the Eden Valley. Exhibits include pottery from the Roman fort near Plumpton and prehistoric ‘cup and ring’ stones from Little Meg Stone Circle. More Info
Keswick Mining Museum

Otley House, Otley Rd, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5LE

Tel:017687 80055

Situated in the centre of Keswick this was the first mining museum to be established in Cumbria and it hosts the finest collection of mining memorabilia in the country. More Info
Millom Folk Museum

Old Station Building, Station Rd, Millom, Cumbria LA18 5AA

Tel:01229 772555

A journey into the past of Millom a former mining town in west Cumbria. More Info
RAF Millom Museum Ltd

Unit 2, Devonshire Rd Industrial Estate, Millom, Cumbria LA18 4JS

Tel:01229 777446

RAF and military museum based in Millom, West Cumbria. More Info
Alice’s Wonderland

1, Long Lane, Carlisle, Cumbria CA3 8TA

Tel:01228 548576

Alice’s Wonderland is the original and private collection of Dolls, Dolls’ Houses, Miniatura, Teddy Bears and soft toys belonging to Margaret Alice Blackwell. More Info
Kendal Museum of Natural History & Archaeology

Station Rd, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 6BT

Tel:01539 721374

Founded in 1796, Kendal Museum’s fascinating collections include local archaeology, history, geology and a natural history collection from around the globe. More Info
Lakeland Motor Museum

Holker Hall, Cark in Cartmel, Grange-Over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 7PL

Tel:015395 58509

Over 30,000 motoring related exhibits including many reminiscent rarities, tastefully presented in a rather quaint former Shire Horse Stables and courtyard setting. More Info
Dove Cottage & The Wordsworth Museum

Town End, Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9SH

Tel:015394 35544

The home of William Wordsworth from 1799 to 1808 considered to be the golden decade when he wrote his greatest poetry. More Info
Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery

Castle St, Carlisle, Cumbria CA3 8TP

Tel:01228 618718

one of the major museums of the North. Artefacts, tableaux and interactive displays bring Cumberland and Carlisle’s past to life: natural history, the railways, Jacobites, Border Reivers and, of course, the Roman city of Luguvalium (Carlisle) and Hadrian’s Wall. More Info
Solway Aviation Museum

Carlisle Airport, Carlisle, Cumbria CA6 4NW

Tel:01228 573823

Home to a collection of aircraft reflecting Britain’s position as world leader in aircraft design and innovation at the dawn of the jet age. More Info
Cumberland Pencil Museum

Southey Works, Main St, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5NG

Tel:017687 73626

Through words, pictures and carefully restored machinery you can trace the history of pencil making and see how Derwent Fine Art Pencils are made today. More Info
Haig Colliery Mining Museum

Solway Rd, Kells, Whitehaven, Cumbria CA28 9BG

Tel:01946 599949

Museum of the Haig Mine in Whitehaven. Mining in the area dates back to the thirteenth century when the monks from St Bees Abbey supervised the opening of coal mines at Arrowthwaite. More Info
The Dock Museum

North Rd, Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria LA14 2PW

Tel:01229 876400

A modern museum built over an original Victorian Graving Dock, were one can explore the fascinating history of Barrow-in-Furness. More Info
Senhouse Roman Museum

The Battery, Sea Brows, Maryport, Cumbria CA15 6JD

Tel:01900 816168

The Museum is home to the oldest collection of Roman artefacts in Britain, and adjacent to the remains of a Roman Fort More Info
Laurel & Hardy Museum

4c, Upper Brook St, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 7BH

Tel:01229 582292

Devoted to Laurel & Hardy in Ulverston, the town where Stan was born on 16th June 1890. More Info
Ruskin Museum

Yewdale Rd, Coniston, Cumbria LA21 8DU

Tel:015394 41164

Displays on John Ruskin, Donald Campbell, coppermines, slate, geology, lace, and much more. More Info