Discover one of Lakeland’s best kept secrets. The Rough Guide names The Ruskin Museum “the most thought-provoking in the Lakes” for its amazing stories that touch your heart & make your imagination soar.
Meet Coniston’s iconic blue-eyed heroes. Enjoy our exquisite watercolours & drawings by John Ruskin, the radically subversive Victorian pundit on art, architecture & moral values, and thrill at the exploits & tragic end of 1950s/60s Speed Ace Donald Campbell.
Marvel at Bluebird K7’s triumphant seven World Water Speed Records. Identify Arthur Ransome’s “great lake in the north,” the heart of Swallows & Amazons country, amidst the coppice woods, Herdwicks, fells, slate-quarries and coppermines of plain living, high thinking Coniston.
Open all year.
Mid-Mar – mid-Nov daily 10am-5.30pm.
Mid-Nov – mid-Mar, Tue – Sun 10.30am – 3.30pm
(last entry 60 minutes before closing).
Find us in Coniston village centre, opposite Fire Station & behind Coniston Institute. Limited parking on site for disabled. Free parking on lane between Co-Op & Black Bull, past gate, round bend on left.