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Lakeland Motor Museum

Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow LA12 8TA, England
+44 15395 30400
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Nice place for a rainy afternoon

Visited on a rainy afternoon, was fairly busy but didn't detract. Lots more to look around than I... read more

Reviewed yesterday
2pence
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UK
Mx5 club

Great little museum loads to see a very varied collection of cars and bikes very informative blue... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
mghunky
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Leeds, 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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Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow LA12 8TA, England
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+44 15395 30400
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited on a rainy afternoon, was fairly busy but didn't detract. Lots more to look around than I expected. There's a good mix of vehicles from all era's so areal mixture of things to see. Once you're done with the main building have a look...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great little museum loads to see a very varied collection of cars and bikes very informative blue shed with Donald Campbell's boats and cars reasnoble entrance fee cafe staff very pleasant and reasonable prices can get busy and queues. Good half a day walking round...More

Thank mghunky
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lots to see and even kids quiz book too. Back to the future car, special exhibitions and lots more. If your into cars you will love this.

Thank Jellybaby121
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We arrived on a wet Saturday and the place was busy but not so that you were falling over each other. It is worth taking your time and looking beyond the cars as there are lots of things you could quite easily miss. Well laid...More

Thank GPSHADOW
Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent a lovely few hours here to get out of persistent heavy rain. The cars are tightly packed in, and there are loads of motorbikes and bicycles. The café was really nice - good food - but very busy. Highly recommended.

Thank Scrumpitbum
Reviewed 6 days ago

Interesting museum particularly as there is a Bluebird exhibition on at the moment replica bluebird cars and boats

Thank Ray P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One if the best places I have ever seen in my life . From the wheel to the vintage cars and the world war transport to the rocket car of the 60s . Amazing .

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is the second visit to the Lakeland Motor Museum and although there are few changes since the last time, there is so much to see it was like a first visit. There are exhibits to interest all and the set-pieces (like the 30's garage)...More

Thank Norman G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting collection of Cars, Bikes and motorised cycles. All in fantastic condition. If you are in the area it is definitely worth a visit.

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been to many motor museums, this is one of the better ones to visit, clean well lit, and a great variety of cars, bikes, and motor bikes, great for children to see they have mock shop fronts, and a Donald Campbell section, so well...More

Thank Joondmm
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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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