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John Ruskin Museum

Yewdale Rd | Coniston, Coniston LA21 8DU, England
+44 15394 41164
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Unreliable opening - phone to check

Phone before you go. Weekend of 14th-16th July they were closed from Friday afternoon, all day... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
Always plenty to see and enjoy

Just over a year since we last visited the John Ruskin Museum and as we were touring The Lakes with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Yewdale Rd | Coniston, Coniston LA21 8DU, England
+44 15394 41164
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Phone before you go. Weekend of 14th-16th July they were closed from Friday afternoon, all day Saturday and all day Sunday, for "unforseen circumstances" (staff sudden sickness, other staff on leave or with commitments, no volunteers available at short notice). I'm sure it's a super...More

Thank PMDLeeds
Helen G, museum custodian at John Ruskin Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your constructive feedback. We are sorry you had such a disappointing day on Saturday. Unfortunately due to exceptionally unforeseen circumstances we had no alternative in our choice to close the museum. We very much hope that you will keep the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just over a year since we last visited the John Ruskin Museum and as we were touring The Lakes with relatives from Canada, one of whom was keen to see the "Bluebird Exhibition", we decided to re-visit. The fact that the museum is titled the...More

Thank RobboLancashire
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We can't rate this small and amazing museum highly enough. A treasure trove of fascinating information for fans of John Ruskin and Arthur Ransome. If not a fan before you enter the museum it's highly likely your interest will be piqued enough to rush off...More

1  Thank Janet M
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Excellent museum.well set out . Very informative about the lives of Ruskin, Ransome and Campbell as well as showing what life used to be like in Coniston.

Thank BarbaraRt25
Reviewed 29 May 2017

A very easy museum to walk around and you can see all that it has to offer The Donald Campbell section changes will the latest information available don't miss it you are in Coniston

Thank Dennis Arthur J... B
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Fascinating little museum. If you have any sort of interest in Donald Campbell or Bluebird then you have to pay a visit. Also some interesting wartime exhibits and of course plenty of info on John Ruskin.

Thank thebobwalker
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This museum is quite hard to find, feel there should be more signage in Coniston, lots of people in the Tourist Office asking for directions, well worth the journey, though. Three really interesting rooms, one about early life and lace making, one about Ruskin and...More

Reviewed 19 May 2017

Interesting place to visit. I was particularly interested in the history of Bluebird and the story of Donald Campbell's world record attempt on Coniston. A lot of information available and in addition other galleries with art and other local historic items and tales of bravery...More

Reviewed 18 May 2017

This museum has three good galleries. One mainly on mountains and rocks, and the stories of mining and climbing. One entirely about Campbell and the Bluebird water speed record attempts. And one about John Ruskin the poet/artist/social reformer. Each gallery was really good in its...More

Thank Mike2008Essex
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Very well laid out displays full of fascinating local history. Friendly and helpful staff. Very easy access from Coniston village centre.

Thank J80A
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Response from Fireball14017 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there- Johnny here. You ask about taking dogs in the Ruskin Museum. I am pretty sure that they won't allow dogs inside with or without a lead - although I cannot be totally sure not being a dog owner myself, I'm afraid... More