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The Beacon Museum

West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LY, England
+44 1946 592302
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A wee treat!

We decided to visit the Beacon whilst visiting a friend in Whitehaven as we were not disappointed... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Mazc75
via mobile
Very diverse exposition

Each floor has its own specialty. Information is given to geology, nuclear power - now and in the... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2016
flumi_f
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Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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“top floor” (26 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:30
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West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LY, England
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+44 1946 592302

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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We decided to visit the Beacon whilst visiting a friend in Whitehaven as we were not disappointed.. great value for money, loads of things for both adults and children and easily located! Well worth a busy if you're in the area!

Thank Mazc75
TheBeaconMuseum, Manager at The Beacon Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2016

We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to us. Thankyou for visiting and for posting your comments. Do visit us again when you are next in the area.

Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Each floor has its own specialty. Information is given to geology, nuclear power - now and in the past, how whitehaven grew and what industries influenced it's growth. Also great for kids.

Thank flumi_f
TheBeaconMuseum, Manager at The Beacon Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2016

Thankyou for visiting the Beacon Museum and for posting a review. We hope you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 21 September 2016

Visited with neice and nephew who loved the experience and the different exhibits. Plenty of hands on building, and interesting things for kids to do. Lots of history too. We went when the Lego and 3D printing exhibits were on. Well worth a visit,

Thank thepariah
TheBeaconMuseum, Manager at The Beacon Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2016

Thankyou for visiting the Beacon Museum again and for posting a comment. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 12 September 2016

We started our visit with a guided tour of the harbour side and the coal mine area. Our guide 'Allan' I think was his name (a knowledgeable Scotsman) provided us with a potted history from geological times through Norsemen, Romans, dissolution of the monasteries, Georgian...More

3  Thank John W
Reviewed 3 September 2016

My son loved experiencing all different exhibits. Lots of hands on ,building, exploring and interesting things for children to do. Staff were really friendly and helpful. Enjoyed our visit.

Thank Louise1579
TheBeaconMuseum, Manager at The Beacon Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2016

Thankyou for visiting the Museum and for posting your comments. Glad you enjoyed your time with us. I will pass the comment on to colleagues. Hope you will visit again soon.

Reviewed 31 August 2016

It was a rainy day when we called in at the Beacon and managed to pass on two and a quarter hours. They advise you to start on the 4th Floor where there are good views of Whitehaven. They are building a new staircase to...More

2  Thank vivEngland
TheBeaconMuseum, Manager at The Beacon Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2016

Thankyou for visiting the Museum and for sharing your views with others. We hope you can visit us again soon.

Reviewed 31 August 2016

Had visited the lake earlier in the year, which is when I picked up the tour guide leaflet for the Beacon. Being very interested in 3D printing/Modeling myself I was very keen to visit, with my plans arranged we visited the lake again in August,...More

Thank qwertyuiop123450
TheBeaconMuseum, Manager at The Beacon Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

Thankyou for your comments. I am concerned that your experience was "poor". The "bring your own object" issue was publicised in good faith but when it came to it, after the opportunity had been publicised, it became evident that the software would not be available...More

Reviewed 30 August 2016

I have been travelling to Cumbria for years but never got to the Beacon until now. Warm welcome by the reception team, always a good sign. the Lego exhibition was worth it alone and when we were there it wasn't that busy so we could...More

Thank Stuart B
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We all really enjoyed our visit to the Beacon - the adults enjoyed looking round the interesting exhibitions, and we appreciated how much thought had gone into making it interactive and enjoyable for kids too.We started off with the Lego exhibit and activities, then thought...More

1  Thank sparklew64
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I live in the area and have known of the Beacon since it was built and it has changed a few times. Recently I went for the first time with my Grandson as there was a Lego exhibition and was pleasantly surprised. The upper floor...More

Thank Alfred S
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Cath Dennis R
14 July 2017|
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Response from gorby123 | Reviewed this property |
From their website - Beacon Museum is open Monday – Sunday 10am – 4.30pm, with last admission to the museum at 3.45pm. Feature Admission 08th July- 06th September 2017 Adults... More
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Alan E
2 March 2017|
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Response from TheBeaconMuseum | Property representative |
Yes it's generally the same as the museum (4.30pm) although they occasionally host evening events.
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