The Museums & Heritage Centres in Cumbria and the Lake District

There are many museums in Cumbria – from the three modern heritage centres at Carlisle, Whitehaven and Barrow, to the small and sometimes rather unusual museums. There is a pencil museum, a Laurel and Hardy Museum, and a museum of Roman alters.

General Museums & Heritage Centres in Cumbria and the Lake District

The Beacon

Dock Museum

Tullie House

Helena Thomson

 

Kendal Museum

Keswick Museum

Maryport Museum

Millom Museum

 

Penrith Museum

Ruskin Museum

 

Literary Museums in Cumbria and the Lake District

The Armitt

Beatrix Potter Gallery

Ruskin Museum

Wordsworth Museum

 

Old Grammar School

Wordsworth House

 

Transport Museums in Cumbria and the Lake District

Lakeland Motor Museum

Ravenglass Railway Museum

Solway Aviation Museum

Windermere Steamboat Museum

 

Specialist Museums in Cumbria and the Lake District

Border Regiment Museum

Cumberland Pencil Museum

Guildhall Trades Museum

Laurel and Hardy Museum

 

Museum of Lakeland Life

Quaker Tapestry Exhibition

Birdoswald Roman Fort

Senhouse Roman Museum

 

The Rum Story

Farfield Mill

 

Mining Heritage Centres in Cumbria and the Lake District

Honister Slate Mine

Threlkeld Museum

Nenthead Mine

Haig Colliery Museum

 

Force Crag Mine

The Cars of the Stars Museum, and the Bond Museum in Keswick both closed on 8th May 2011

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