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The Beacon in Cumbria

Situated in the Georgian "gem" town of Whitehaven, the award-winning Beacon is home to Copeland's museum collection. Found on Whitehaven's beautifully restored harbourside, the museum tells the story of this fascinating corner of the Western Lake District.

The Beacon, which is the 2010 winner of the Cumbria Tourism's "Access For All Tourism" and "Outstanding Award For Customer Service" awards, offers 5 floors of interactive fun and learning for the whole family. Tracing the areas rich history from as far back as prehistoric times and up modern day, using items from the Copeland Museum Collection, The Beacon is packed with history, weather, games and much, much more. Join the crew aboard the Maria Lowther ship, take cover during wartime in our genuine Anderson air raid shelter or investigate the weather on the interactive climate touch screen!

You can indulge yourself in some retail therapy in our well-stocked gift shop on the first floor and our Harbour Gallery continues to have a changing programme of exhibitions throughout the year.

Hungry after your visit? We also have a superb restaurant in our new conservatory with stunning views onto Whitehaven Harbour and menu to suit everyone's tastes.

Museum admission is just £5 per adult, £4 for concessions and accompanied children under 16 go free. We also have a great value annual ticket which costs just £8!

Contact details

West Strand
United Kingdom
CA28 7LY
  01946 592302 (Please mention LDTG)
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