Lakeland Motor Museum

Lakeland Motor Museum is an ever changing collection of over 30,000 exhibits. It contains cycles, motorbikes, motor cars and automobile. They trace the development of road transport throughout the twentieth century.

The Campbell Bluebird Exhibition pays tribute to Sir Malcolm Campbell and son Donald. Between them they captured 21 world land and water speed records. Highlights include full size detailed replicas of the 1935 Bluebird car, the 1939 Bluebird boat (K4), and the famous 1967 jet hydroplane Bluebird K7.

The heritage motor museum incorporates the Leven Valley Heritage Centre. This details how life used to be at work in the local Blue Mill, gunpowder factories, iron works and woodland industries.


Daily (except Christmas Day) from 9.30am.
Please enquire about combined ticket arrangements with Windermere Lake Cruises. Tickets can be bought at Ambleside (Waterhead) and Bowness piers or at the museum. See website for operating dates/timetable information.


By road: Conveniently located adjacent to the A590 at Backbarrow between Newby Bridge and Haverthwaite. From Central Lakes use the A592 to Newby Bridge then follow white on brown tourism signs.

Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow, Newby Bridge, LA12 8TA
Tel: 015395 30400

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What else is nearby?

Holker Hall & Gardens

Stott Park Bobbin Mill

Swarthmoor Hall

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