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Lakeland Motor Museum

Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow LA12 8TA, England
+44 15395 30400
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Great Collection

We went here while on a weekend break in the Lake District, there is a great collection of cars... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mark M
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London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Fascinating and memory provoking visit

Super little museum worth visit.Some great exhibits and very well laid out , great tribute... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Di B
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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The Lakeland Motor Museum nestles in the picturesque Leven Valley, at Backbarrow, close to the southern tip of Lake Windermere in the beautiful English Lake District.This thought-provoking attraction provides a perfect 'whatever the weather', all year venue, which entertains and enthrals all ages.Our free educational quiz helps pass on knowledge and understanding.We offer combined ticketing with Windermere Lake Cruises and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway.The museum's adjacent Cafe Ambio has a beautiful riverside setting and our welcoming gift shop is among the best of places to find the perfect present for any occasion.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:30
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Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow LA12 8TA, England
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+44 15395 30400
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went here while on a weekend break in the Lake District, there is a great collection of cars, motorbikes and cycles. Lots of nostalgia, loved the DeLorean and range of 80s cars...cortina...escort...capri. Also overwhelmed by the motorbike collection and the British bikes...Norton, Vincent, Triumphs...etc...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Super little museum worth visit.Some great exhibits and very well laid out , great tribute exhibition to the Campbells. Pleasant cafe on site with a good menu

Thank Di B
BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit to our museum. Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to welcome you again one day soon.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Everything you expect from a country side museum. Lots of nice cars and bikes all close together. A visit to be done.

Thank Andre P
BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit to our museum. Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to welcome you again one day soon.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited with mum & she adored it, was a walk through the ages of motor vehicles both cars & bikes, they also have a vast array of children's toys such as scooters & tricycles not to mention cabinets full of artefacts through the decades such...More

Thank SharonJT67
BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your five star rating and wonderful review. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit to our museum and hope to welcome you again one day.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I do think that this is a very interesting museum with a lot of items in that are very well preserved. I have visited here twice and both have been very good trips. The Donald Campbell exhibition is a great insight into an amazing life....More

Thank SnarledComic1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I stopped here on the way home. It's small but there is so much to see! We stayed there about an hour, reasonably priced. Worth a visit!! Really enjoyed it, lots of interesting cars and bikes and memorabilia.

Thank Kylie S
BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit to our museum and found it so interesting. Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to welcome you again one day soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

A great museum for all the family, the kids were entertained with the quiz. The displays were ordered chronologically, with enough information to be informative but not overwhelming. The shop fronts were fun as I was showing my children the model cars I used to...More

Thank David G
BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful review and five star rating. We're delighted the whole family enjoyed your visit to our museum and hope to welcome you again one day.

Reviewed 1 week ago

this was worth visiting and buying ticket with steam train together is well worth the money,and easy to get to as a bus is provided from railway to motor museum

Thank jacquelineaberdeen
BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful review and five star rating. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit to our museum and hope to welcome you again one day.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good museum that can be combined with a trip on the lake. Our 3.5 year old was engaged and really enjoyed the museum. She was kept interested by the free quiz and the promise of a medal at the end. Good value with the...More

Thank Robbie D
BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We're so pleased you all, little one included, enjoyed your visit to our museum. Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to welcome you again one day soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the earliest cars and bikes to the most modern "even" this girl enjoyed her morning. Ever a sucker for an open top and a hat (!) there was much to see. From the 1920s when a picnic basket was de rigueur, to Isle of...More

Thank Stessy35
BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful review and five star rating. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit to our museum and hope to welcome you again one day.

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Jnb3805
11 July 2017|
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Response from BluebirdC | Property representative |
Thanks for the question. We receive a lot of visiting children, both families and schools who enjoy the Museum. We offer a free children's quiz which is well suited to this age range - children receive a medal for doing the... More
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Sheila J
29 June 2017|
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Response from BluebirdC | Property representative |
Yes we have nearly 90 motorcycles (including scooters). The earliest is 1905 and we have a wide range, though no Japanese bikes from the 80s and 90s.
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roywolfman
22 April 2017|
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Hi, We welcome photography, and are happy to share visitors photos on our social media. Yes we like to know when it's for commercial reasons. I've answered the reviewer's comments in detail in their reply, but suffice to say... More
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