Lakeland Motor Museum
: Newby Bridge / Haverthwaite
The Lakeland Motor Museum is located just south of Windermere lake, near Newby Bridge, and holds a unique collection of 30,000 exhibits. The collection includes 140 classic cars and motorbikes, all carefully assembled over 50 years.
As well as some iconic examples of motor vehicles, the museum includes a fascinating display on the record-breaking Campbell family.
Housed in its own unique building, the Campbell Bluebird Exhibition is a tribute to the racing career of Sir Malcolm and Donald Campbell. Highlights include full-sized replicas of the 1935 Blue Bird car, 1939 Blue Bird Boat K4 and 1967 jet hydroplane Bluebird K7.
Other areas of the museum include a special display on the Isle of Man TT race, a huge collection of bicycles, pedal cars, caravans and automobilia plus displays about the local history and industry of the Lake District.
The museum isn’t just about cars. The entire collection is presented in a social context, with a host of rarities to awaken some special motoring memories.
An all-weather attraction, the museum is located just minutes from Lakeside Pier where a free shuttle bus connects with Windermere Lake Cruises (combined tickets available).
There is a free quiz for children, as well as a riverside café with home-made cakes and snacks.