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Lakeland Motor Museum

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Address: Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow LA12 8TA, England
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+44 15395 30400
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09:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:30
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The Lakeland Motor Museum nestles in the picturesque Leven Valley, at...

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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Fantastic Attraction

The museum houses a wide range of exhibits including motor vehicles, motorcycles & pedal cycles. The latter contains very interesting variants which include specialist cycles... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum houses a wide range of exhibits including motor vehicles, motorcycles & pedal cycles. The latter contains very interesting variants which include specialist cycles. There is also a fascinating annex dedicated to the exploits of the Campbells The whole experience is wonderful and very competitively priced, a must visit if in the area.

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BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review and five star rating of our museum. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you again one day. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited here with the family yesterday and was really surprised with the amount of great motorcycles, cars and bikes crammed into the place, then to add more theirs a the Campbell museum added onto it.

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BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this review

We're so pleased you and your family enjoyed your visit to our museum. Thank you for your five star rating and lovely review. We hope to welcome you all again sometime. More 

manchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

found this place on our way up to barrow what a gem if you like classic cars and memorabilia lovely little café nice way to spend a couple of hours

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BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this review

We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit to our museum. Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to welcome you again. More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked 2 tickets on-line (cheaper than on the door price). The museum is full of many vintage cars and is packed full of information. There are also motorcycles, bicycles and many toys from a long time ago. The Bluebird exhibit is included in the price and is both fascinating and sad. There is a cafe there also selling everything from... More 

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BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your five star rating and lovely review. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit to our museum and we hope to welcome you again. More 

Broadway, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth visit. Excellent selection of vehicles, and interesting facts. Well laid out, as quite small inside. Enjoyed the Bluebird Museum too.

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BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and five star rating. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you again one day. More 

Shropshire, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this trip. There was plenty to see with a special exhibition of the record breaking boats and cars of Donald and Malcolm Campbell. The features about the history of the building where Reckitts Ultramarine was manufactured. There was a good exhibition of Jaguars and many other cars. We also saw motorbikes and pedal cars. The style of the... More 

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BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and five rating of our museum. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you again. More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have an interest in cars, motorbikes or bicycles this museum should be on your list of places to visit. The exhibits are presented in chronological order, starting with the most primitive means of travel. You will not find many modern super cars here but it is fascinating to see how motorised transport has progressed over the years. You... More 

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BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review and five star rating of our museum. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you again. More 

Ascot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Surprisingly good as had not heard of it and from the outside it looked fairly ordinary but looks were deceiving. First class, with restaurant and the added bonus of the Bluebird exhibition. Was pouring when we decided to "give it a go" and we were there for over two hours. Fine selection of cars from all the ages, including gems... More 

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BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review and five star rating. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit to our museum and hope to welcome you again one day. More 

Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

On our way home after a few days in the Lakes, we called in for Sunday lunch. Good wholesome food and pleasant family atmosphere.

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BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you again one day. More 

Hawarden, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We bought a combined ticket , for the yellow cruise and the Motor Museum combined , the ticket represented great value £15.90 per adult, what a great representation of cars , motorbikes, bicycles , and young children's bikes and tri cycles . The museum is on two floors , and the exhibits are in date order , including a Dennis... More 

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BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely, detailed review and five star rating of our museum. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you again one day. More 

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