Museums in the Lake District
The Dock Museum // Barrow in Furness
Built over an historic graving dock, this museum contains a wealth of objects and information on the social and industrial history of the Furness area.
Senhouse Roman Museum // Maryport
This award winning museum sited on the cliffs overlooking the Solway Firth, is home to the largest group of Roman military altar stones and inscriptions from any site in Britain.
Cumberland Pencil Museum // Keswick
Discover the history of pencil making and let children bring out their creative side.Located in Keswick in the heart of the Lake District is the Cumberland Pencil Museum, a fun and interactive day out
Museum of Lakeland Life // Kendal
Folk museum with exhibitions covering the way Cumbrians have lived and worked in the last 250 years
Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum // Grasmere
Former home of William Wordsworth, explore his life and discover exhibitons of his work at this cottage and museum.Discover the life of William Wordsworth at Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum loc
Tullie House and Museum // Carlisle
A selection of exhibitions ranging from history and archeaology, wildlife and geology, and fine and decorative arts.One of the largest art galleries in the north of England, Grade I listed Tullie Hous
Wordsworth House // Cockermouth
Explore the birthplace and former childhood home of poet William Wordsworth.A visit to the Lake District wouldn’t be complete without looking round the birthplace and former home of one of its most fa
Lakeland Motor Museum // Grange-over-Sands
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 so
Ruskin Museum // Coniston
A celebration of the heritage of the Ruskin area combined with exhibitions relating to coppermines, farming, slate geology and lace.