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Lakeland Motor Museum

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

Lots of exhibits packed into this place. First visit despite living locally and driving past on the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cumbrian12345
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
via mobile
Interesting museum

Decided to visit on a rainy day. It was a good way to spend a few hours. I found the assortment of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
783cherlc
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Hook, 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.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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

Lots of exhibits packed into this place. First visit despite living locally and driving past on the a590 hundreds of times! Good place for a wet afternoon, a few extra attractions for kids would be good as there are a lot of "do not touch"...More

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BluebirdC, Manager at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your wonderful review. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you again.

Reviewed 2 days ago

Decided to visit on a rainy day. It was a good way to spend a few hours. I found the assortment of cars and bikes very interesting. The bluebird exhibition was equally as good. Nice gift shop that had different gifts.

Thank 783cherlc
BluebirdC, Manager at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your wonderful review. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you again.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Been twice to this place, it’s so good, good selection of everything, go every time I go to the Lake District 👍🏻👍🏻

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

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

Reviewed 4 days ago

Based in the Old Blue Mill on the banks of the river Leven about 2 miles out of Newby Bridge on the A590 towards Barrow in Furness (SatNav LA12 8TA) This museum caters for all tastes in motoring memorabilia from early electric cars to modern...More

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BluebirdC, Manager at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful review. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from an afternoon out and I've got to say, I was very pleasantly surprised. If this museum was in a major city it would be packed with visitors. I wouldn't say you have to be a transport enthusiast to enjoy it as there...More

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BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful review. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit of 40 people. Had never heard of this attraction but it wowed me. Highly recommend. Stunning museum.

Thank Edgewood48
BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in suburban Detroit and the area boasts "The Henry Ford Museum and Village". I am not a auto enthusiast but I do enjoy history and those who took the time and energy to preserve it. I've visited other motor vehicle related museums (i.e.,The...More

Thank Erick R
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 all enjoyed your visit to our museum and hope to welcome you again one day.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing amount of cars and motorbikes from every decade. Some stunning examples of British bikes. Was there for approximately 2 1/2 - 3 hours and the time just flew by. The blue bird exhibition is in its own shed and well worth seeing.

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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 to our museum and hope to welcome you again one day.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great visit for all age groups and all interests, this outstanding collection of vehicles, both commercial and racing, allows the visitors to get upclose to some remarquable machines, including three wheel wonders from the sixties and an amphibious car! The museum building also houses...More

Thank Jean V
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 to our museum and hope to welcome you again one day.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with our 9 & 5 year old. The museum was a wealth of information, and the kids loved seeing the cars that are old like dinosaurs 🙄 my partner is interested in cars so was fascinated by it all. We loved the mocked...More

Thank Nic C
BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review, recommendation 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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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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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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