The Rheged Centre

The Rheged Centre

: Penrith

Named after the Ancient Kingdom of the Dark Ages, Rheged is one of the largest visitor attraction ever to open in Cumbria.

image of the gallery in rheged

Rheged is an all weather, all year round visitor centre of national importance.  Situated in Britain’s largest grass covered building, Rheged’s centrepiece is a two screen cinema with one of the screens being six storeys high, the biggest 3D cinema screen in the northwest, showing new release films and live streams. The gallery has become one of Rheged’s main attractions which hosts four exhibitions throughout the year, this includes The Great Print Exhibition.

Rheged provides an inspiring choice for group visits, an exceptional educational resource and a refreshingly different venue for corporate hospitality, product launches and conferences.

image of an aerial view of the Rheged Centre near Penrith in Cumbria
An unusually quiet Rheged Centre. Aerial photo by Simon Ledingham

There are a selection of cafes and a deli seating up to one hundred people, offering fresh food with a distinct Cumbrian flavour made using the best local ingredients, including lamb and beef from Rheged’s farm. Individual shops within Rheged aim to include the best of the region, its activities, crafts people and food producers, and offer a varied collection of gift ideas both from Cumbria and further afield.

For families, there is an indoor play area and a “Making Space” and a varied programme of really quite good and imaginative children’s events throughout the school holidays from paint a pot to children’s theatre and hands on workshops.

For more information see Visit Cumbria’s What’s On section where Rheged usually list their events.

Free entry and ample free parking

There is also quite a useful service station as you enter Rheged which has reasonably priced fuel and a shop which is quite decent for its type.  Not bad coffee. Great pies.

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Grid Ref : NY 497284
Redhills, Penrith, CA11 0DQ. Tel: 01768 868000
Email : [email protected]

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