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Lakeland Motor Museum

Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow LA12 8TA, England
+44 15395 30400
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Great place

This has a huge selection of cars , motorbikes, from the 1940s to the present day a must for car... read more

Reviewed today
Sharon B
Superb for wet days

We rode there on a wet Wednesday when touring would be miserable and had average expectations as I... read more

Reviewed today
chrisburras
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Long Compton, 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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  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow LA12 8TA, England
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+44 15395 30400
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Reviewed today

This has a huge selection of cars , motorbikes, from the 1940s to the present day a must for car enthusiast . Bigger than what I thought and lots of gems in there. The best part for me was the Donald Campbell museum seeing the...More

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed today

We rode there on a wet Wednesday when touring would be miserable and had average expectations as I live near the Gaydon Motor Museum, However, we where very surprised at the size and quantity of vehicles from cars, motorcycles, even bicycles. Great diorama displays of...More

Thank chrisburras
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We decided to visit this museum as part of the yellow boat cruise from Lakeside after reading so many good reviews about it. However, we were left feeling disappointed, especially for the cost to get in. Some reviews mentioned allowing 2hrs to get round it...More

Thank Laura J
Reviewed 2 days ago

this place is cool well set out and they have a lot of interesting cars toys and bikes so a bit of everything we took our time and had a good look around heaps to see and they have the bluebird next door very interesting

Thank steve619
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Large selection of motorbikes, cars and other assorted vehicles from the dawn of the motoring age up to memories for those in their 40's. this was the one thing our 20 year old son chose to do on our holiday and it didn't disappoint. Make...More

Thank kelvin325
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed this very much - there is plenty to see and something for everyone - you can skip the bits that are not of interest and spend more time on those that are. It's a good half day. Loved the Bluebird exhibition in particular ....More

Thank karen927
BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a great few hours here in sept 17. We were impressed & loved the Donald Campbell section. Staff are very friendly & helpful. It brought back so many memories especially seeing an old chopper bike. I would highly recommend & also advise you to...More

Thank liverbird850
BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took there my parents to show them around. They loved it. My dad was like a small boy. He really enjoyed every bit of it and my mum wasn't far behind. She showed big interest in everything in there. It was really well spent money....More

Thank lacylolly
BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interested with all he cars bring back many memories , too much crammed into a small space. I thought the cost to enter was a much at£8.50 adult. But overall a good meseum, even the Donald Campbell cars was interested to see. The cafe...More

Thank Joseph K
BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

Super attraction. Very good range of cars, motor cycles and bicycles, well worth the entry fee. Supported by a good refreshment facility too.

Thank Ralph T
BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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Jnb3805
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
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Sheila J
29 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.
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roywolfman
22 April 2017|
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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
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