The Beacon

Location : Whitehaven
Grid Ref : NX 969183

West Strand, Whitehaven, Cumbria. CA28 7LY. Tel: 01946 592302


image of the exterior of The Beacon Museum, Whitehaven


The purpose of the Beacon, which was completely refurbished in 2007, is to illustrate the history and development of the Copeland Region by collecting, preserving, displaying and interpreting or making available for study artefacts, maps, pictures and other relevant material.


image of an exhibition in The Beacon Museum, Whitehaven


The newly refurbished Beacon in Whitehaven offers an interactive experience for all the family. Absorb yourself in the amazing views through the powerful telescopes in the Viewing Gallery, present your very own weather forecast in the Weather Zone and explore the lighthouse style building to discover local history through the ages using interactive touchscreens, sights, sounds, and smells.


Dig up your very own Roman artefact or join the crew and jump aboard the Maria Lowther Ship! From pirates, police, and the lives of the rich and poor – to games, ghosts, disease and death!


image of the exterior of The Beacon Museum and Whitehaven harbour


There is a gift shop and a harbour-side restaurant.

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