When it comes to museums and art galleries in the Lake District and Cumbria, you are really spoilt for choice. Within our museums you can be discover the rich tapestry of Cumbrian life including tales of Donald Campbell, John Ruskin, William Wordsworth and Richard Southey, the birth of the Quaker movement and stories of social and industrial revolution.
The Lake District landscape has inspired artists for centuries and our award winning galleries display a wide range of works from masterpieces through to contemporary sculpture and crafts from local artists.
Find out more:
Brantwood – John Ruskin’s home (Coniston)
Dove Cottage & The Wordsworth Museum (Grasmere)
Keswick Museum and Art Gallery – Award-winning museum offers a fascinating insight into Cumbria’s heritage
Armitt Museum and Library (Ambleside)
Beatrix Potter Gallery (Hawkshead)
Birdoswald Roman Fort ( Hadrian’s Wall, near Carlisle)
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter’s Farmhouse (Near Sawrey, Ambleside)
Lakeland Motor Museum (Newby Bridge)
The Ruskin Museum (Coniston)
Stott Park Bobbin Mill (Ulverston)
Windermere Jetty – A spectacular new museum on the shores of Windermere that showcases the sights, smells and sounds of life on the lake
Wordsworth House & Garden (Cockermouth)
See also our Inspire Me section for more ideas.