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Lakeland Motor Museum

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Decent museum for the car nut

The museum was good for killing a couple of hours. The claimed 30,000 items must have been made up... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Paddy1303
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Audenshaw, United Kingdom
Little gem

Drove past this en route to coniston for a walk but with torrential rain eventually turned round... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
kasperc
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derbyshire
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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...more
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Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow LA12 8TA, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum was good for killing a couple of hours. The claimed 30,000 items must have been made up with the bric -a-brac surrounding items. Not too sure how many actual cars were the but probably 100-200. The TVR speed 12 was a true sight...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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BluebirdC, Publci Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're delighted you enjoyed your visit to our museum and thought us worth the entrance fee. Thank you for your lovely review and we hope to welcome you again one day.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Drove past this en route to coniston for a walk but with torrential rain eventually turned round and decided to visit. Not a great fan of cars but thought this was charming , some lovely cars, with good descriptions, lots of accessories , some great...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We're so delighted the weather turned rotten and you decided to pay us a visit!! Thank you for your lovely review and five star rating. We hope to welcome you again one day .

Reviewed 1 week ago

This relatively small museum, has a great volume of interesting exhibits ranging from model cars to a balloon. There is also a separate building housing various items connected to Donald Campbell. One very good point was that the route through the museum was clearly shown,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Twice now we have been, great displays and lots to look at on a rainy day!!! Cafe has excellent coffee and very good food, lovely setting right on the water!

Date of experience: November 2018
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BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so pleased you've once again enjoyed your visit to our museum. Thank you for your lovely review. You know the saying- thrice is a charm! we hope to welcome you again for a third lucky visit!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

He loved it (actually I thought it was interesting too). He was slightly concerned that at only 44 he has 3 of his old cars in there :) If you're into cars then this would be a good way to spend a few hours if...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review- we're so pleased you and your husband enjoyed your visit to our museum. Your husband hasnt been the only young man with these concerns! :-) We hope to welcome you both again one day

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is amazing and well worth every penny of the entrance fee, which was less than £9 each. The exhibits are fantastic and cover everything from a penny-farthing, to peddle cards, to cars and bikes throughout the ages, to the Isle of Man TT,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review and five star rating. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit so much and look forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A trip to this car museum was on our Lake District itinerary, and boy are we glad that we had included this place! If you like vintage cars and are eager to see AND learn more about them, this place is a must visit for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks 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 4 weeks ago

See the history of Backbarrow with its early industrial past. See many cars from the past in some cases the "recent" past. Lots of memorabilia. Videos to watch,great for a few hours on a wet day in the Lake District. Then visit the cafe next...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review and five star rating. We're so pleased you enjoyed you visit to our museum and the cafe! we hope to welcome you again one day

Reviewed 8 December 2018

This museum is worth a visit. It's not that large but there is plenty of interesting cars and bikes to look at, there is also A good cafe attached to the museum .

Date of experience: November 2018
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BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

We're delighted you enjoyed your visit to our museum- thank you for your lovely review. We hope to welcome you again one day.

Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

This museum isin the leven valley,if you are interested in motors and other road transport this is the place.Highlights includ the Donald Campbell exibition with full size replica of 1935 blubell car,the 1939 bluebird boatboat and the 1967 jet hydroplane Bluebird K7. The Leven Valley...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

Thank you for your lovely review- we're delighted you enjoyed your visit to our museum and hope to welcome you again.

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Megan S
16 April 2018|
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Response from dots248 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There was a couple when we were there. I think if they're well behaved and on a leash they're welcome.
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Anne T
31 March 2018|
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Hello - I can confirm we have a wheelchair for you to use and disabled access throughout. We hope to welcome you in near future.
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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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