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Haig Colliery Mining Museum


"See one of the two remaining headgears in Cumbria"

Haig Colliery Mining Museum, Whitehaven, is an educational and informative developing museum based on the local industrial and social mining history.

The museum houses the world’s only Bever Dorling & Co. Ltd. winding engines of its kind, one of which is restored and operated daily.

Windermere Jetty


"A unique and historic collection of Steam and Motor Boats"

Windermere Steamboat Centre has a unique collection of Lake Windermere's nautical heritage in a spectacular and tranquil lakeside setting.

Windermere Jetty,
Rayrigg Road,
LA23 1BN
Tel: 015394 45565
Fax: 015394 48769
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Laurel & Hardy Museum


"Another fine mess"

The late Bill Cubin, the founder of the museum, devoted his life to these famous comedians and collected an amazing variety of memorabilia, believed to be the largest in the world, including letters, photographs, personal items and furniture.

Laurel & Hardy Museum,
4c Upper Brook Street,
LA12 7BQ
Tel: 01229 582292


Stott Park Bobbin Mill


Helena Thompson Museum


Helena Thompson Museum

"Workington's local history museum"

Left to the people of Workington in 1940 by Helena Thompson, a local philanthropist whose family had been connected to the building from the late 18th century.

The Museum is split into five permanent galleries - the Costume Gallery, the Victorian room, the Georgian Room, the Curwen Room and the Long Gallery.

Helena Thompson Museum,
Park End Road,
CA14 4DE
Tel: 01900 326255


Hawkshead Grammar School


"Where William Wordsworth and his brother were educated"

The Hawkshead Grammar School is one of the oldest in the area and this integral museum is a fascinating visitor attraction for all those interested in learning more about the institution and the development of the locality.

The museum contains a great deal of artefacts that include the original seal that Elizabeth I granted to the school and other priceless antiques.

Hawkshead Grammar School,
LA22 0NT
Tel: 015394 36735




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