Lakeland Motor Museum

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Address: Old Blue Mill
Town: Backbarrow, Ulverston
County: Cumbria
Postcode: LA12 8TA
Telephone: 015395 30400
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Open: Open daily 9:30am - 4:30pm
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The fascinating Lakeland Motor Museum in the picturesque Leven Valley at Backbarrow is a great day out for all the family! Although hosting a unique road transport collection of some 30,000 exhibits, it really is much more than just a motor museum. This VisitEngland Quality Assured visitor attraction  which also boasts a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence – has been carefully assembled over a period of almost half a century and also features many non-motoring additions.

Lakeland Motor Museum exterior - interior

As well as motor cars the Lakeland Motor Museum also features motorcycles and scooters, Vincent motorcycles, pedal cars, fashion, a 1950s cafe, plus a range of fascinating exhibitions including Campbell Bluebird, Isle of Man TT Tribute, early motoring in the Lake District, a history of the cycle, 1920s garage, women's land army, shop front recreations, electric cars - back to the future and global climate change. The Lakeland Motor Museum is displayed within state-of-the-art premises in a beautiful riverside setting and is a must see attraction when visiting the Lake District!

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Campbell Bluebird Exhibition at Lakeland Motor Museum

In addition to exhibiting 100 years of motoring heritage, the Lakeland Motor Museum also pays tribute to father and son, Sir Malcolm and Donald Campbell, who between them captured 21 world water and land speed records in their Bluebird series of boats and cars. Donald Campbell was tragically killed on Coniston Water nearby in January 1967, whilst attempting to break his own water speed record. The Campbell Bluebird Exhibition at Lakeland Motor Museum includes full-size detailed replicas of the 1935 Bluebird car, the 1939 boat, Bluebird K4, and the famous 1967 jet hydroplane, Bluebird K7.

Lakeland Motor Museum Campbell Bluebird exhibition

Recent TripAdvisor Reviews

TripAdvisor logo (large)"Nice to see all types of cars, motorbikes as well as toys. Brought back memory's of my childhood with trikes and scooters, cafe was excellent good coffee and hot chocolate."

"Brilliant motor museum. Brought back many happy memories of vehicles from our childhood. Well thought out."

"Passed a hundred times but was taken as part of a 16th birthday gift for my Grandson. What a hidden gem of a place. Not just for car buffs but for everyone. Well laid out."

"More than just the Cars and Bikes, a walk down memory lane, great historical features about the area."

“I'm not a motor buff but I am nostalgic and strongly recommend to anyone of any age a visit to this attraction especially if the weather leaves a lot to be desired, lots and lots to see in a small area and at least an hour is needed - there's also the Donald Campbell museum to see at no extra cost".

"Being a classic car owner the poor weather was a perfect excuse, if one was needed, to pay a visit here. Have been to many motor museums - large and small - all over the country. Although not the biggest this is a wonderful place with thousands of exhibits as well as a great collection of vintage and classic vehicles.... "

Admission to the Lakeland Motor Museum

The Lakeland Motor Museum in the picturesque Leven Valley at Backbarrow near the lake at Windermere is open 7 days a week from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Children are especially welcome and youngsters can pick up a quiz from reception upon arrival. Admission Prices

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Lakeland Motor Museum

Old Blue Mill,  Backbarrow,  Ulverston,  LA12 8TA.  Tel. 015395 30400

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