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Introducing the new ‘‘Heritage Cumberground’’ Map

we are making the tracking down of our fabulous heritage through itinerary planning simplicity itself, by launching our own ‘Heritage Cumberground’ map. The map features 10 different lines: the Victorian, the Diary, the Monument, the Museum, the Castle and Home, the Wellington, the Garden, the Spiritual, the Walkies and the…

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Hill Top prepares for a busy summer

Ice cream and sun cream are welcome signs of the season but can have another, unsuspected side for the National Trust conservation team at Hill Top looking after the house and its contents. As Hill Top is now open every day for summer, the monitoring of Beatrix Potter’s belongs has…

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Wordsworth House wins major tourism award

Cockermouth’s Wordsworth House and Garden is the Cumbria Tourism Small Visitor Attraction of the Year – 80 years to the month after it opened to the public, following a dramatic rescue by local people. Poet William’s childhood home was presented to the National Trust and opened in June 1939 after…

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Eighty years ago this month, Cockermouth’s Wordsworth House and Garden opened to the public for the first time after local people saved it from demolition. Poet William’s childhood home was presented to the National Trust and opened in June 1939 after a campaign to prevent it being knocked down and…

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Cumbrian Heritage Hound Experiences get tails wagging

Turn your four-legged friend into a heritage hound this year, by following his lead towards ‘outpaws’ adventures in the stunning county of Cumbria, sure to leave you culturally enriched, invigorated and ready for a nice post-adventure nap after breathing in Cumbria’s fresh fells and forest air. Cumbria’s Living Heritage is…

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Blood, Sweat and Tears – Afghanistan, The Untold Story

Earlier this year Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life in Carlisle Castle reached out to veterans of Afghanistan in a bid to add a more contemporary record to its already extensive archive to ensure Afghanistan is not forgotten. A team of veterans have now come together to form a thought provoking…

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Arranging patches of colour, just as Ruskin described

Arranging Patches of Colour, an exhibition of paintings by Eden-based artist, David Boyd will be opening in the Dawson Gallery of the Ruskin Museum, Coniston 25 May. The title of the exhibition, Arranging patches of colour, is inspired by a quote from John Ruskin himself: “Everything that you can see…

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Climbing high

Cumbria Youth Dance Company has been working on a unique project since its company members first auditioned to be part of the 2018/19 cohort almost a year ago. Funded by Arts Council England, the project has enabled the fifteen-strong company, aged between 12 and 18 years, to work alongside Wired Aerial Theatre,…

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