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Lakeland Motor Museum

Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow LA12 8TA, England
+44 15395 30400
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great little gem

What can I say this little place is fab, im not into cars but we visited as it was raining and I... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jacqueline S
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Great rainy day activity

A well thought out motor museum. Lots of interesting pieces in a small space. Plenty of parking and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
carolyn h
Maidstone, 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%
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Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow LA12 8TA, England
+44 15395 30400
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Reviewed yesterday

What can I say this little place is fab, im not into cars but we visited as it was raining and I can say I really enjoyed it. You have to look all round as there is stuff everywhere but a great visit well worth...More

Thank Jacqueline S
Reviewed yesterday

A well thought out motor museum. Lots of interesting pieces in a small space. Plenty of parking and a good size cafe. As well as the museum there is the blue bird exhibition included in the ticket price. Adult £8.50 Child £5.00 Family £24

Thank carolyn h
Reviewed 2 days ago

Well kept and run with friendly staff. Varied and interesting exhibits. Benefits from an excellent Cafe attached.

Thank Anita37
Reviewed 3 days ago

Easy to get to from the lake by free shuttle bus that takes 10 minutes. Loads of old cars and bikes which show you how old you are when you see the type of car you had yourself as an exhibit. There is a large...More

Thank Setch
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited on a rainy afternoon, was fairly busy but didn't detract. Lots more to look around than I expected. There's a good mix of vehicles from all era's so areal mixture of things to see. Once you're done with the main building have a look...More

Thank 2pence
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great little museum loads to see a very varied collection of cars and bikes very informative blue shed with Donald Campbell's boats and cars reasnoble entrance fee cafe staff very pleasant and reasonable prices can get busy and queues. Good half a day walking round...More

Thank mghunky
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lots to see and even kids quiz book too. Back to the future car, special exhibitions and lots more. If your into cars you will love this.

Thank Jellybaby121
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We arrived on a wet Saturday and the place was busy but not so that you were falling over each other. It is worth taking your time and looking beyond the cars as there are lots of things you could quite easily miss. Well laid...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a lovely few hours here to get out of persistent heavy rain. The cars are tightly packed in, and there are loads of motorbikes and bicycles. The café was really nice - good food - but very busy. Highly recommended.

Thank Scrumpitbum
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting museum particularly as there is a Bluebird exhibition on at the moment replica bluebird cars and boats

Thank Ray P
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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
Sheila J
28 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.
22 April 2017|
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Response from BluebirdC | Property representative |
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