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John Ruskin Museum

Yewdale Rd | Coniston, Coniston LA21 8DU, England
+44 15394 41164
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An extremely well-curated museum

Whether you're a Bluebird lover (him), a Ransome fan (her), or someone finding out about the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Emma H
via mobile
A must to visit

Great museum ...Lots of local interest. Very knowledgeable staff... excellent place to learn about... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
sarahgemini59
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Stoke-on-Trent
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Yewdale Rd | Coniston, Coniston LA21 8DU, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Whether you're a Bluebird lover (him), a Ransome fan (her), or someone finding out about the extraordinary Ruskin (both), this is a wonderful place to visit. You can choose whether to bounce across the surface or pause to take time to read the detail, which...More

Thank Emma H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great museum ...Lots of local interest. Very knowledgeable staff... excellent place to learn about the area and past history.

Thank sarahgemini59
Helen G, Custodian at John Ruskin Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for your review,so pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see to help get a complete view of the lake district, from its' peace and tranquillity to its world news breaking tragedy. A moving experience in the Bluebird gallery as one can expect, but also a fascinating look into the historic lake district...More

Thank elloello
Helen G, Custodian at John Ruskin Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your positive review,so pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very educational museum.. bigger inside than initially expected, full of artifacts.. lots regarding Donald Cambell and bits from Swallows and Amazon's plus plenty of extra unexpected pieces .

Thank Betty B
Helen G, Custodian at John Ruskin Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your positive review,so pleased you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting place & good place to go on a rainy day in the lakes. Bought some lovely bits from the shop there too.

Thank Francesca C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here on a rainy day and really enjoyed our visit. It was interesting to see and understand so much about Ruskin and how influential he was. The Donald Campbell exhibit was also very good. They've a great deal to make the whole experience...More

Thank AndrewJ25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not the real Amazon, but Arthur Ransome's sailing boat, originally named Mavis. Also, fascinating exhibit of history of local crafts.

Thank meallen84
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Phone before you go. Weekend of 14th-16th July they were closed from Friday afternoon, all day Saturday and all day Sunday, for "unforseen circumstances" (staff sudden sickness, other staff on leave or with commitments, no volunteers available at short notice). I'm sure it's a super...More

1  Thank PMDLeeds
Helen G, museum custodian at John Ruskin Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your constructive feedback. We are sorry you had such a disappointing day on Saturday. Unfortunately due to exceptionally unforeseen circumstances we had no alternative in our choice to close the museum. We very much hope that you will keep the...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017

Just over a year since we last visited the John Ruskin Museum and as we were touring The Lakes with relatives from Canada, one of whom was keen to see the "Bluebird Exhibition", we decided to re-visit. The fact that the museum is titled the...More

Thank RobboLancashire
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We can't rate this small and amazing museum highly enough. A treasure trove of fascinating information for fans of John Ruskin and Arthur Ransome. If not a fan before you enter the museum it's highly likely your interest will be piqued enough to rush off...More

1  Thank Janet M
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Response from Fireball14017 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there- Johnny here. You ask about taking dogs in the Ruskin Museum. I am pretty sure that they won't allow dogs inside with or without a lead - although I cannot be totally sure not being a dog owner myself, I'm afraid... More
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