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Lakeland Motor Museum to re-open this weekend

One of the North West’s leading heritage attractions is set to re-open its doors this Saturday, just in time to mark the 10 year anniversary on its current South Lakeland site. After successfully applying for VisitEngland’s “We’re Good To Go” industry standard stamp of approval, the Lakeland Motor Museum in…

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Askham Hall gardens are re-opening!

We are delighted to hear about the first phase of Askham Hall Gardens gradual re-opening. They will re-open to the public on Saturday 20 June, 11.30 am to 7.30 pm, and be open every day until further notice. Wood-fired pizzas They’re firing up their popular wood-fired pizza oven and will be…

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Listen to our new CD to plan your future visits

We may be unable to fling open our doors, but we are staying in touch with you all and trying to keep spirits high by launching our own CD. We have created a 15-track CD – a compilation of contemporary songs from five different decades, the titles of which all…

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#StayHome Quiz

We have devised this Easter quiz to keep culture and art lovers, quizzers, families, and anyone who loves a challenge, amused and entertained whilst at home.  Under the present circumstances and Government advice, our members cannot open their doors to welcome you, but you can visit them virtually, via their…

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A Post-it Note Tree of Uplifting Post Lockdown Suggestions

Between us all, we have developed a touching responses to the coronavirus lockdown, by using the 40th anniversary of Post-It Notes to create a Post-It Note therapy tree. All our members, closed and asking people to stay at home, but still actively trying to share some  joy, have used the…

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Romney painting returns to Sizergh

A painting by one of the most celebrated portrait painters of his time has been returned to its ancestral home, Sizergh Castle. ‘Charles Strickland with a Fishing Rod’ was painted by Dalton-born artist George Romney in the 1760s. Romney, who later went on to become a successful Georgian Society artist,…

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New carpet at Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top

A new handwoven carpet – immortalised in Beatrix Potter’s Tale of Samuel Whiskers – has been fitted at the National Trust’s Hill Top, the author’s 17th century Lake District farmhouse. The underlay for the carpet was made from Cumbrian Herdwick wool, the sheep breed Potter loved and helped to preserve….

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New season of adult creative workshops launched at Brockhole

Feeling the spring bug, itching to get creative? Checkout the adult Creative Workshops. Book now – and have something in the diary to look forward to. Discover Linocut Printmaking Explore the exciting art of linocut printmaking; learn how to design, carve and print from your own lino block with beautiful…

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