Helena Thompson Museum

(See also Workington)

Helena Thompson Museum courtesy Helena Thompson MuseumThe Helena Thompson Museum was built in the 18th century as a private home (known as Park End house) and is now a museum. The home was bequeathed by Miss Helena Thompson in 1940, thus the name. In the museum is a model of Workington Hall (across the road) as it was before it became ruinous.

Women and children's dresses and needlework from the 18th to 20th centuries are part of the museum's attractions. Also on display in the museum are pottery, jewellery, silver, glass, and furniture dating from Georgian, Regency and Victorian times. Victorian Parlour courtesy Helena Thompson MuseumOne section of the museum relates the social and industrial history of Workington: shipbuilding, pottery, brick-making, coal-mining, and the railway and steel industries were part of the mix.

Helena Thompson Museum
Park End Road
On A66, eastern outskirts of town of Workington across from Workington Hall. Open: Sun-Wed, 1.30-4.30pm
Tel. 01900 606155 or 01900 64040
Website: www.helenathompson.org.uk

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

Photos courtesy of Helena Thompson Museum

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