Museums in the Lake District and Cumbria

Ruskin Museum exterior

Ruskin Museum

A memorial to the Victorian art critic, watercolourist and philanthropist John Ruskin.
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Lakeland Motor Museum

The fascinating Lakeland Motor Museum in the picturesque Leven Valley at Backbarrow hosts a unique road transport collection of some 30,000 exhibits and also features many non-motoring additions.
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Kendal Museum

Founded in 1796, Kendal Museum is one of the county's oldest museums.
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The Dock Museum Barrow-in-Furness

The Dock Museum, Barrow-in-Furness

Situated in a unique building within a dry dock in Barrow-in-Furness with exhibits based around the history of the town.
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Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry

This award-winning museum takes you back through time to explore the story of the Lake District and its inhabitants.
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Stott Park Bobbin Mill

A working mill museum situated between Newby Bridge and Hawkshead, which began in 1835.
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Cumberland Pencil Museum

Derwent Cumberland Pencil Museum

An ideal family attraction in Keswick whatever the weather, with Lake District events and activities throughout the year.
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Laurel and Hardy museum

Laurel & Hardy Museum

The world-famous museum allows you to view a huge range of Laurel and Hardy memorabilia and watch Stan and Ollie's classic films.
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