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Museums in Cumbria

Cumbria has some of the richest history in the world and there are many museums in which just some of it is displayed.

Use the map to find out some more information on these exhibitions of Cumbrian history clicking the markers to display the information in this panel

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World of Beatrix Potter

World of Beatrix Potter

The World of Beatrix Potter is a museum dedicated to the Childrens story writer, her history, and her books. The museum is based in Bowness-on-Windermere.

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Rheged Centre

Rheged Centre

The Rheged centre opened in 2000 and is part of Westmorland, a local family business which has grown out of their farm at Tebay. It was designed to celebrate Cumbria and it strives to showcase its excellent food producers, craftspeople, landscape and heritage.

For more information about the museum please visit www.rheged.com

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National Park Visitors Centre

National Park Visitors Centre

There's lots on offer at the Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole. Celebrating the spirit of adventure with an exciting and inspiring programme of activities for all the family.

For more information about the museum please visit www.lakedistrict.gov.uk

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The Beacon

The Beacon

The interactive Beacon is awash with the history of Copeland. You'll be amazed at the area's rich past and you won't believe what a great time everyone has exploring the Beacon's five floors!

For more information about the museum please visit www.thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk

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The Dock Museum

The Dock Museum

The Dock Museum hosts a vast array on the history of the ship building history of Barrow and the Furness Area.

For more information about the museum please visit www.dockmuseum.org.uk

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Tullie House

Tullie House

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery is Carlisle's finest visitor attraction, and houses considerable collections of fine and decorative art, human history and natural sciences. It also boasts a wide range of exhibitions and events, brought together in one impressive museum and art gallery.

For more information about the museum please visit www.tulliehouse.co.uk

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Millom Folk Museum

Millom Folk Museum

The museum houses many documents and photographs giving details of a bygone age in the Millom area.

For more information about the museum please visit www.millomfolkmuseum.co.uk

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Cumberland Pencil Museum

Cumberland Pencil Museum

Enter the museum through a replica of the Seathwaite mine where graphite was first discovered 350 years ago. Through words, pictures and carefully restored machinery you can trace the history of pencil making and see how Derwent Fine Art Pencils are made today.

For more information about the museum please visit www.pencilmuseum.co.uk

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Museum of Natural History and Archeology

Museum of Natural History and Archeology

Founded in 1796, Kendal Museum's fascinating collections include local archaeology, history, geology and natural history from around the globe. The museum also hosts exhibitions, displays and offers a range of activities, talks and courses for young and old alike.

For more information about the museum please visit www.kendalmuseum.org.uk

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Lakeland Motor Museum

Lakeland Motor Museum

The diverse collection formerly displayed at Holker Hall has been presented afresh, together with many new additions, in new state-of-the-art premises at Backbarrow, close to Newby Bridge at the Southern tip of Lake Windermere.

For more information about the museum please visit www.lakelandmotormuseum.co.uk

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Solway Aviation Museum

Solway Aviation Museum

Solway Aviation Museum is home to a collection of aircraft, aviation artefact's and displays reflecting Britain's position as a world leader in aircraft design and innovation at the dawn of the jet age.

For more information about the museum please visit www.solway-aviation-museum.co.uk

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Laurel and Hardy Museum

Laurel and Hardy Museum

The Museum started life as one man's collection stemming from his lifelong love of 'the boys'. Starting out as a few scrapbooks of photos, the collection grew over time until it filled one small room with pictures covering all the walls and even the ceiling.

Opened on the 19th of April 2009 to coincide with the unveiling of the statue in the town centre, there's still plenty to read; now presented in a much more accessible way for the casual fan, while still retaining plenty of depth for your favourite Son of the Desert.

For more information about the museum please visit www.laurel-and-hardy.co.uk