A large collection of motoring memorabilia including a fascinating exhibition into the land water speed record set by Sir Malcolm Campbell.
Located in the Leven Valley in Backbarrow at the southern tip of Lake Windermere is the Lakeland Motor Museum, home to over 30,000 motoring related exhibits that have been collected over the past 50 years. The collection includes 150 classic cars, motorcycles, bicycles, tractors, pedal cars and other rare motoring memorabilia.
A popular exhibit is the 1920s garage reconstruction and amongst the cars in the collection you'll find a 1913 Star 15.9, a 1936 Bentley, a World War Two Jeep and 1955 Jaguar.
There is also an exhibition dedicated to the land water speed record activities of Sir Malcolm Campbell and his son Donald who captured 21 world speed records for Great Britain. This exhibit includes a full size replica of the Bluebird car that broke the land speed record in 1935 as well as the Bluebird hydroplane in which Donald Campbell was killed on Coniston Water in 1967.
The Lakeland Motor Museum was originally set up in 1978 as an extra attraction at the Holker Hall stately home by Donald Sidebottom, but was relocated to Backbarrow in 2010.