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  • Greystones Gallery & Coffee House Glenridding Lake District
    good lighting in a friendly atmosphere You may find sculptures on view on the outside patio and artists using the latest techno media to display their works thoughts and the use of video streaming with the aid of broadband Food and drink can be found being served in the coffee house which is a focal point for visitors and walkers in the area It is advisable to contact Greystones prior

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  • Museums and Galleries Lake District UK and Cumbria
    see or any alterations have been made to the Opening times costs facilities and the attraction itself Disclaimer MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES LAKE DISTRICT AND CUMBRIA THE QUAKER TAPESTRY EXHIBITION The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition tells the story of The Quaker journey from the 17th Century to the present day Beautifully illustrated you will discover over 300 hundred years of history through 77 panels of community embroidery the work of more than 4000 men women and children from 15 countries Quaker costumes can be found on display embroidery demonstrations and a Gift Shop Location Stramongate Kendal 44 0 1539 722975 44 0 1539 722975 TULLIE HOUSE MUSEUM ART GALLERY Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery depicts the story of Carlisle and the Borders Hadrian s Wall Romans local history railways wildlife and see the Border Reivers audiovisual show with displays of contemporary art in The Art Gallery Also exhibitions family workshops original Jacobean House and a quality gift shop can be found along with a restaurant Location Castle Street Carlisle 44 0 1228 534781 44 0 1228 810249 HEATON COOPER STUDIO Heaton Cooper The largest collection of colour reproductions of the Lake District by William Heaton Cooper 1903 1995 and his father Alfred Heaton Cooper 1863 1929 now run by John Heaton Cooper Discover a permanent but changing exhibition of watercolours with prints greeting cards books sculpture and of course paintings framed and unframed along with the finest selections of Art Materials for sale Location Grasmere 44 0 15394 35280 44 0 15394 35797 KESWICK MUSEUM ART GALLERY Keswick Museum and Art Gallery is a local Victorian Museum in which you will discover the history of Keswick from the industrial mining Centre to becoming a popular tourist town and some of its famous residents The original manuscripts of the lake poets can

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  • Holker Hall, Gardens & Motor Museum Lake District and Cumbria
    climate the area as to offer In early spring and summer rhododendrons magnolias and azaleas come into their own offering an array of colour Also housed at Holker is the thriving national collection of styracaceae one of Britain s 50 great Trees the Great Holker Lime which measures 7 6 across and the recent addition of a labyrinth in the wildflower meadow Amongst the various trees shrubs plants and flowers are water features with the fountain cascades and ornamental ponds enriching the area and where you can sit and relax and admire the beauty of the gardens Within the grounds you can visit the deer park children can entertain themselves in the adventure playground Holker is also becoming the place to eat as the Holker Food Hall sticks over 1800 items to tempt you The Courtyard Café is fast gaining popularity for its locally sourced Cumbrian menu and of course the Gift Shop is a treasure trove of special somethings to take home including Holker plants Starting in the Spring with their Spring Festive Market to the Holker Festival a celebration of Garden Countryside and Food and their Festive Winter Market Holker provides variety and appeal for all ages There are special Garden Walks every Thursday at 2 00pm for a small charge which feature the latest blooms in the Garden Lakeland Motor Museum is situated at Holker Hall offering a nostalgic reminder of transport and horticultural of years gone by with famous marques from Alfa Romeo Bentley Cadillac Ford Jaguar Lotus and Norton just to mention a few You will find over ten thousand 30 000 exhibits that includes vintage and classic transport and sporting vehicles bicycles and motorbikes and enter into re creation of a garage of the 1920 s All the exhibits are maintained and displayed in

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  • Laurel and Hardy Museum Ulverston Lake District UK
    Hardy Museum is situated at Ulverston in the South West area of the Lake District and is the only Laurel and Hardy Museum in the world Ulverston is the birth place of Arthur Stanley Jefferson better known as Stan Laurel Laurel and Hardy are probably one of the greatest comedy acts to ever appear in films In the museum you will find photographs letters memorabilia and items that belonged to Laurel and Hardy and also talks for all the family in which you can learn the early life of Stan and Ollie There is also a small cinema that shows films and documentaries The Museum was founded by Bill Cubin who was a lifelong fan and Ambassador for the Sons of the Desert the Laurel and Hardy Appreciation Society Although Bill is no longer with us but the Museum goes on and is now run by his daughter Marion and his Grandson who are ably assisted by Alan It is advisable to contact Laurel and Hardy Museum prior to your visit if there is something specific you wish to see or any alterations have been made to the Opening times and the attraction itself Disclaimer Further information and details on

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  • The Beacon Whitehaven Cumbria Lake District UK
    please contact them below Also at The Beacon you will discover the background of the characters past and present of Whitehaven how they lived and what the streets of Whitehaven used to look like Then a visit to the cinema to see the newsreel of High Days and Holidays after the cinema read about the red men mining for iron and see the family at work in the coal mine whilst comparing to how the Lowther family lived in Georgian splendor to the deprivation of the mining cottages of Mount Pleasant At the Weather Gallery you will discover and you can use the latest technology to forecast and monitor the weather which are linked to the Met Office at Bracknell Also you can monitor worldwide weather using satellite linked touch screen technology which provides up to date 24 hour images Learn about clouds weather patterns water management global warming the seasons and why weather is so important to our whole environment and why not broadcast your own weather report There is also a cafe for your refreshments and a gift shop THE BEACON MUSEUM COLLECTION Social History 9701 artifacts relating to the communal domestic personal and working lives of the people of Copeland includes industrial and technological items costume maritime history military history Fine Art a collection of over 750 paintings watercolours and drawings by local artists or that depict local scenes or people an important collection of maritime paintings Decorative Art a large collection of 19th century Whitehaven made ceramics collection of souvenir ware relating to Copeland enameled glass goblet by William Beilby Archaeology 370 items of local archaeology including the St Bees Shroud 1300AD the d Irton tombstone and a series of quernstones Natural Sciences comprises a large geology collection herbarium small collection of stuffed birds and animals

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  • Ruskin Musuem Coniston Lake District UK
    the Institute when he moved into Brantwood in 1872 and helped its expansion On his death in 1900 they had lost their most important patron and the Severns whom took over Brantwood were against opening Brantwood to the public against the wishes of Ruskin It looked like it would lose its connection with the Ruskin s W G Collingwood who was Ruskin s secretary worked to set up the Ruskin Museum at the back of the Institute for a place for the mementoes they could get hold of and in 1901 the new building was opened by Canon H Rawnsley and Co founder of The National Trust was admire of John Ruskin and his work It was to be more than 50 years before Brantwood would be opened to the public in accordance to Ruskin s will You will find a selection of watercolours drawings sketchbooks manuscripts and personal items in the museum and a collection of Ruskin linen and lace from the cottage industry in the Langdales produced by the local ladies Within the museum you will discover Coniston s history which goes back to the stone age with Langdale axes and various other items on display to the

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  • Lake District UK and Cumbria Outdoor Activities and Pursuits Centres
    Low Wood Watersports Activity Centre for your water skiing sailing windsurfing kayaking archery and there is boat and bike hire available The centre is known for quality and safety as well being recognised by the RYA BWSE BCU and also they hold the Young Persons Activities Adventure license The equipment and tuition provided from beginners to the more experienced person Location East side of Lake Windermere between Windermere Ambleside 44 0 15394 39441 WINDERMERE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE lakes leisure Windermere Outdoor Activities and Pursuit Centres At lakes leisure Windermere you can experience a taste of the lakes on the lake Enjoy kayaking or canoeing with qualified instructors learn how to sail or be one of the few people on the Lake gaining tuition in windsurfing For those happier on dry land the centre offers a range of land based activities from hill walking to climbing to abseiling to orienteering Approved by the Government Royal Yachting Association British Canoe Union and Royal Lifesaving Society Location Rayrigg Road Windermere 44 0 1539 447183 44 0 1539 447183 ARMATHWAITE HALL EQUESTRIAN CENTRE Armathwaite Hall Equestrian Centre can be found at Bassenthwaite Lake close to Keswick and caters for the novice and experienced riders There are a number of escorted hacks along woodland trails fields and private lakeshore to the backdrop of the Skiddaw mountains and the Lake of Bassenthwaite Lessons available with qualified instructors and well schooled horses to suit all standards of riders and ages Also there is a cross country course and a 4 Hotel Location Bassenthwaite Lake Keswick 44 0 17687 76949 MURTHWAITE GREEN TREKKING CENTRE Murthwaite Green Trekking Centre Riding Holidays and Pony Trekking for all ages and abilities Situated on the scenic Lake District coast we offer Beach and Fell Rides all year round 1 2 hour to full

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  • Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway Lake District UK and Cumbria
    the Lake District close to Scafell Pike the highest mountain in England The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway is also known as La al Ratty and was opened in 1875 to bring iron ore to the Furness Railway and the following year began carrying passengers with the railway having a rather unsettled background When the iron ore trade went into decline and with the line having financial problems the granite quarries were opened in the area to provide traffic for the line The 3 foot 914mm gauge track was closed during 1913 and was rescued and reopened by the famous model maker Mr Bassett Lowke in 1915 on the even narrower gauge of 15 inches 381mm The trains were kept busy with the granite quarries goods and passengers until 1935 when it closed once again It was sold in 1960 at Auction Today a private company operates the railway supported by volunteers from the independent Preservation Society The Ravenglass is now one of the top tourist attractions in the Lake District with the line being greatly improved with the journey time of 40 minutes from Ravenglass to Eskdale You will find the trains are hauled by either steam or diesel engines Visit the Ratty Arms Public House the railway s own pub and enjoy a meal on the terrace or next to the log fire on cooler days RAVENGLASS ESKDALE RAILWAY by W J K Davies New for 2000 and published to coincide with La l Ratty s 125th anniversary this enthralling 160 page history is packed with highly enjoyable detail Lavishly illustrated with over 120 archive and contemporary photographs charts and tables Davies guarantees a delightful read for the dedicated enthusiast and all who crave the nostalgia of steam past and present Modestly priced at 12 95 to include UK

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