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Master of Topography: Ruskin’s debt to Samuel Prout

Brantwood is closing a year of celebration with a beautiful exhibition of watercolours and drawings by Samuel Prout (1783-1852). On display in Brantwood’s Blue Gallery 27 November – 15 March 2020. Prout was a one of Ruskin’s early drawing masters and probably the most influential on the development of his ability…

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A magical Christmas at Blackwell and Windermere Jetty A magical Christmas at Lakeland Arts Festive feasts, gifts, choirs, elf workshops and an incredible indoor forest Visitors can experience a magical Christmas at Blackwell and Windermere Jetty this winter. Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories celebrates its first Christmas…

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Grizedale Forest welcomes Yoko Ono’s Wish Tree for Peace

Forestry England’s Grizedale Forest is proud to welcome an artwork from Yoko Ono, the Wish Tree for Peace. The work is on display at Grizedale Forest’s exhibition gallery until 8 December. The Wish Tree for Peace is an interactive work which consists of living trees which are displayed along with…

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 It’s all about the Pumpkins at Muncaster! 

Staff and Volunteers at Muncaster Castle have been nurturing and growing pumpkin plants over the last few months in time for a pre-Halloween pumpkin competition. Rivalry amongst the competitors has been the talk of the Castle with sneaky tricks, secret recipes, and cunning plans for growing the largest and heaviest…

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High praise for one of Cumbria’s leading heritage attractions

The Lakeland Motor Museum has won praise from Castrol for its “amazing range” of related memorabilia – a sample of which has been laid-out to mark 120 years since the iconic oil company was formed. Founded in 1899 by Charles Cheers Wakefield as ‘The Wakefield Oil Company’, the Castrol branding…

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Alpaca adventures in Whinlatter Forest

Alpacaly Ever After is on a mission –  to rehome alpacas and llamas from all over the country and give them a wonderful new home with the very best of care, while bringing people in touch with the landscape and the natural world through outstanding alpaca and llama experiences, accessible…

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Wordsworth House prepares for William’s 250th birthday

Next year will see the 250th anniversary of poet William Wordsworth’s birth, and preparations have already begun at his childhood home, on Cockermouth’s Main Street. Restoration work on Wordsworth House’s garden walls started in August, and shortly after this is completed, the front of the building will be covered with…

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Carlisle Attractions Working in New Partnership!

English Heritage’s northern properties, Carlisle Castle, Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life and Birdoswald Roman Fort have joined together with Tullie House Museum, to work together to encourage both locals and tourists to take advantage of their multi venue admissions offer. In a move of co-operation, each of these top attractions are offering…

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