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Millom Discovery Centre

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Worldwidetravel1973 wrote a review Feb 2020
50 contributions8 helpful votes
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Although the weather was atrocious, the aftermath of Storm Dennis, we really enjoyed our visit to the Discovery Centre. My father grew up in the town before moving down to Kent in the 60’s. Staying in Carlisle on a short break it was a good opportunity to take my 10 year old son to see where his grandad spent his formative years and also to give him an insight into five generations of family history in Millom and the surrounding area. The displays were fantastic and interactive, I especially enjoyed the explanation of what it was like to be a miner in Hodbarrow and the conditions that they had to endure, my great great grandfather was killed whilst working in Hodbarrow mine. I haven’t visited Millom for thirteen years and won’t do again (the distance involved etc) and no immediate family but this made the trip so worthwhile, there was even a reference to my great uncle who was killed in action during World War I. A real insight into the history of this town and I hope they keep it going, we also bought a rock from Hodbarrow Mine which I will place with all my family history information . The staff were very friendly and helpful
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Date of experience: February 2020
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spde83 wrote a review Aug 2019
Birkenhead, United Kingdom79 contributions18 helpful votes
We found this little place while waiting for a train and had some time to kill and we went back the next day to have a proper look. There is loads of local history and loads of interaction for kids too. The models in both the raf and railway sections are absolutely fantastic. Well worth a visit
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Roderick H wrote a review Apr 2019
Derby, United Kingdom22 contributions31 helpful votes
The museum is in the train station,we came across it by accident when going to book a train to Carlisle,we were on holiday in the next village,the day we went to look around the museum there were two lovely ladies there to explain a little bit about it,it is well layed out,it tells the story of millom,it's free to go in and they rely on donations to keep it going,it was very interesting and worth a visit if you are somewhere near Millom,well done ladies.it takes you back in time.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Aathony wrote a review Mar 2019
Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom172 contributions159 helpful votes
Visited the museum recently after walking around Hodbarrow RSPB reserve. Its located at the railway station. Free entrance though donations gratefully accepted. It includes a number of displays ranging from a social history of the town and area, industrial legacy of the mines and ironworks, a tribute to local people who fought in recent conflicts, a comprehensive history of RAF Millom, an impressive railway display, etc The displays have been lovingly put together that is obvious. Friendly staff and a gift shop too. There is a cafe next door. Really enjoyed looking around and learning about real local people and their lives. They also sell train tickets !
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Jason M wrote a review Oct 2018
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A fantastic day out travelling by train along the Cumbrian Coast line soaking up the amazing scenery along the way and enjoying an informative and fun couple of hours at the Discovery Centre. The exhibition model railway is impressive and my two teenage sons thoroughly enjoyed the whole Rail Room experience. A nostalgic walk along "The Street" stirred lots of memories and we all learnt a lot about the local cultures, heritage and importance of rail to the community. The café was bustling with lots of menu options including veggie and very reasonably priced. Totally recommend a visit for families of all ages!
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Date of experience: October 2018
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