Lakeland Motor Museum

(See also Holker Hall , Holker Hall Gardens)

Lakeland motor museumThe Lakeland Motor Museum is a must for fans of automobilia. It houses more than 30,000 objects ranging from advertising posters to petrol pumps to vintage motorcycles. A collection of more than 150 cars includes Alpha Romeos, Lagondas, Bentleys, and Buicks. Tractors, bicycles, and pedal cars round out the motor exhibition. There's even a recreation of a 1920s garage.

/Lakeland motor museum 1960 mga roadster by Mark ButcherThe museum houses a replica of the Bluebird car driven by Malcolm Campbell when he broke the world land speed record in 1935. Another replica is of the hydroplane in which he killed himself on Coniston Lake in 1967 while trying to break a speed record.

Lakeland Motor Museum
Old Blue Mill
Backbarrow, Newby Bridge, LA12 8TA
Tel. 015395 30400
cafe; parking Open: year round daily except closed 25 Dec, Nov-mid Feb, 10am-4.30 pm, mid Feb-end Oct, 10am-5.30pm
Website: www.lakelandmotormuseum.co.uk

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

Photos courtesy of Mark Butcher

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