Museums in Cumbria
Cumbria has a fascinating history, and its museums are the place to find out about the county's maritime and industrial past. You can learn about shipbuilding, the slave trade, paper and pencil making, and the mining industry. Other museums highlight the county's social history and famous people from Beatrix Potter to Laurel and Hardy. The Romans, border reivers, and the middle ages are the themes of other museums. The variety of offerings covers all aspects of the county, and there is much to interest all ages.