Rheged Discovery Centre

(See also Penrith)

Rheghed exterior by Graeme Dougal The National Mountaineering Exhibition is housed in Rheged, Europe's largest grass-covered building. The permanent exhibition tells the story of Britain's mountaineering heritage, displaying equipment, artefacts, film, and photographs from expeditions that include Everest and the Matterhorn.

Rheged also includes shops selling local foods and crafts, restaurants, art exhibitions, and a cinema that shows “Rheged: the Movie”, a journey through time. The movie presents bird's eye views of the Lake District.

Rheghed interior by Graeme DougalRheged Discovery Centre
A66 near Penrith
Tel. 01768 868000.
Open: year round, daily, 10am-5.30pm; closed 25, 26 Dec and 1 Jan
Admission charge.
Website: www.rheged.com

Note: Please check opening times and dates before visiting in case of changes.

Photos courtesy of Graeme Dougal

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