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Lakeland Motor Museum

Closed Now: 09:30 - 16:30
Open today: 09:30 - 16:30
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Interesting Displays

Huge amount to see but everything a little cramped and display information a bit random.Nice to see... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chris H
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
Motor vehicles from a bygone era

So much to see, takes you back to yesteryear. Lots of history explained plus a souvenir book... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Alan S
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Preston, 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...more
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Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow LA12 8TA, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huge amount to see but everything a little cramped and display information a bit random.Nice to see bicycles well represented.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Chris H
BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with my new partner and have to say I was greatly disappointed that things were crammed on top of each other to the point you couldn't view properly. I visited years ago when it was based at Holker Hall and it was much...More

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

Thank you for your review, but we’re disappointed by your comments. Our purpose built location in Backbarrow is much bigger and more spacious by far than Holker Hall was. We’re able to display much more of our collection than before and are able to offer...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So much to see, takes you back to yesteryear. Lots of history explained plus a souvenir book available. Great day out and free parking. We also did a Windermere cruise as part of the deal, with a courtesy bus between the museum and Lakeside.

Date of experience: October 2018
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BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely 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

Called in here on the way back from Coniston. It looks small on the outside but an amazing amount of vehicles are crammed inside, along with so much memorabilia you can hardly take it all in. The cars and bikes are in excellent condition and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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 so much. We hope to welcome you again one day.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I suspect if you are an automobile 'anorak' you may be a little disappointed with this small museum. The key is, it is quite small, and there is as much missing as present, but given the number of vehicles made over the years that is...More

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

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

Reviewed 16 January 2019

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 17 January 2019

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 13 January 2019 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 14 January 2019

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 9 January 2019

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 9 January 2019

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 4 January 2019 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 9 January 2019

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 3 January 2019

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 9 January 2019

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

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Megan S
16 April 2018|
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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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Response from BluebirdC | Property representative |
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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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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