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“Fascinating time-warp shop and museum”

J.B.Banks and Son Ltd
Ranked #1 of 26 things to do in Cockermouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Established in 1836, this traditional ironmongers & hardware shop contains a wealth of original features, from the 22 ft mahogany counter and all the drawers behind to the unusual counter made of keys. Go through the rear door & step back in time. See the workshop dating back to Georgian times, office and more. Great for adults & kids alike.
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Chanced on this place whilst having a stroll round Cockermouth - what a find! The shop itself is fascinating with all the hardware you used to find in every high street (including fork handles!) but at the back there is a small museum containing all sorts of interesting items and a re-creation of an old office.
Well worth a visit. There is no admission charge but donations to the local mountain rescue are requested.

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