Lake District & Cumbria Museums
& Hardy Museum, Ulverston. The Laurel & Hardy Museum is
located in the birthplace of Stan Laurel - Ulverston. The museum is
an unexpected delight for Lake District visitors and is a 'must' for
all Laurel and Hardy afficianados.
House, Carlisle. Tullie House is an award winning museum opposite
Carlisle Castle which traces the city's history and that of the surrounding
region. The city's Roman period is well documented as is the history
of the Border Reivers who dominated the 'debatable lands' between the
English and Scottish borders for a considerable period of time.
Carlisle Castle. Opposite Tullie House Museum is Carlisle Castle which
has a long history going back to Norman times. The Castle, which famously
held Mary Queen of Scots as a prisoner, is also home to the regimental
museum of the Kings Own Royal Border Regiment.
Armitt, Ambleside. The Armitt is a combined library, gallery and
museum in Ambleside which tells the story of Lakeland and its people
with special attention paid to the Roman occupation, John Ruskin and
Coniston Coppermines Museum. Located above the village of Coniston
is this small museum which pays tribute to the hundreds of people who
worked in Coppermines Valley over 150 years ago.
of Lakeland Life, Kendal. This museum demonstrates how Cumbrians
have lived over the past 250 years and is popular with families with
many interactive activities aimed at children.
Motor Museum, Cark-in-Cartmel. Literally thousnads of motoring exhibits
fill the Lakeland Motor Museum which can be found at Holker Hall. As
well as the motor vehicles there is also a section devoted to Donald
Museum, Coniston. John Ruskin was one of the most remarkable men
of the Victorian period whose range of interests were vast. He was variously
described as art critic, artist, teacher, philosopher and amatuer geologist
to name but a few! He believed in seeing the 'big picture' and saw links
between many diverses disciplines which others did not. Th e Ruskin
museum is a testament to his fulfilling life.
Steamboats & Museum. This lovely little museum claims to be
the first steamboat collection in the world. The Windermere Steamboat
Museum is essentially the history of the lake and is a wonderful and
romantic way to imagine the history of this beautiful area.
Roman Museum, Maryport. To the west of the Lake Districti Senhouse
Roman Museum tells the story of Cumbria's Roman occupation. The museum
is part of the Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site.
Wall. To the north of the Lake District lie the Roman remains of
Hadrian's Wall. The 2,000 year old wall runs between Wallsend, to the
east of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, to Bowness-on-Solway on the Cumbrian coast.