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.

Armitt Gallery, Museum and Library Cumberland Pencil Museum
Dock Museum Guildhall Museum
Haig Colliery Mining Museum Helena Thompson Museum
Heritage First Heron Corn Mill and Museum of Paper Making
Kendal Museum Keswick Museum and Art Gallery
Lakeland Motor Museum Laurel and Hardy Museum
Maritime Museum Millom Discovery Centre
Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories Museum of Lakeland Life At Abbot Hall
Penrith and Eden Museum Ravenglass Railway Museum
Rum Story Museum Ruskin Museum
Senhouse Roman Museum Solway Aviation Museum
The Beacon Museum Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery
Wordsworth Museum

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