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Lakeland Motor Museum

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Address: Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow LA12 8TA, England
Phone Number: +44 15395 30400
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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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Me and my girlfriend visited the motor museum today as we are staying in Bowness for my birthday. I love cars and this museum was filled with so many old and interesting vehicles... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Callan M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my girlfriend visited the motor museum today as we are staying in Bowness for my birthday. I love cars and this museum was filled with so many old and interesting vehicles! All the vehicles were very well kept, very well presented and all of them had their own information. There were also fun little games that could be... More 

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

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been meaning to stop in here many times and finally got round to it and so glad I did. Coming from a motorsport background I found the variety of vehicles on show was great. There was something for everyone and well worth a visit. There was a great section for TT enthusiast and various aged cars and bikes throughout.... 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 so much and that various members of your group found something of interest. We hope to welcome you all again one day. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great selection of cars and motorbikes and cycles. Very interesting. Restaurant was large with a reasonable selection of food. Toilets were good especially the disabled one.

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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 delighted you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you again one day. More 

Gloucester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes it was a wet day but this would be an excellent visitor attraction on any day especially with families. The museum is so well set out and leads you round in a good way not only do they have cars and bikes from all era's they have clothes and all sorts of motoring memorabilia of all kinds. It is... More 

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

What a wonderful review! thank you for your lovely comments and five star rating. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit. We hope to welcome you again one day. More 

Estacion de Cartama, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a great afternoon here, its not just for the automobile enthusiasts, there is something for everyone. Old toys, old clothes, interactive games and of course lots of old cars, motorbikes and motoring paraphernalia. You can also visit the Campbells Blue Bird exhibition. There is also a lovely cafe and gift shop.

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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 we hope to welcome you again. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little afternoon out, reasonably priced. all the cars were in great condition. I've also learnt more about Donald Campbell too.

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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 and found it interesting. Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to welcome you again one day. More 

Howden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really nice motor museum with lots of extras. Interesting displays and much more than just a load of old cars. Nice café too.

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

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

Richmond, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My second visit, introducing a friend to this excellent attraction. Late autumn day, but car park full...there is an overflow car park which was also busy. I'm not that interested in cars as such but still found this well presented collection of very early, through to more modern motor bikes, cars, cycles, motoring memorabilia, tableaux, information films, model car displays,... More 

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

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

Manchester, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Loved this place! Reminded me of Donnington's F1 collection - just loads of interesting and random stuff put together nicely. If you're not interested in cars and reading the information you're not going to enjoy it but we were there hours and thought it very enjoyable. There was a quiz sheet that seemed to occupy the younger children. Easily accessible... More 

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

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This is a really exciting day out. There are lots of cars,bikes and old memorabilia to look at. It is also a venue for weddings which is quite unusual. There is a really good cafe and a shop. It also allows dogs which is amazing! It is really reasonably priced. We will definitely return!!

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

We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your lovely review and five star rating. We look forward to welcoming you again! More 

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