Lakeland Motor Museum to leave Cumbria home

By Culture24 Staff | 12 November 2009
three men with a motorbike

Steven Broomhead, Chief Executive, Northwest Regional Development Agency, Edwin Maher, Managing Director, Lakeland Motor Museum and Nigel Wilkinson, Director, Lakeland Motor Museum. Courtesy Lakeland Motor Museum

The Lakeland Motor Museum has closed its doors at its Cumbria home as it prepares to move its 30,000 piece collection, including an impressive holding of classic cars, to a brand new state-of-the-art museum building.

The new museum will be linked by a new railway halt serving the historic attractions of the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway and to Windermere Lake Cruises.

an old garage containing classic cars

Motoring memories at the Lakeland Motor Museum. Courtesy Lakeland Motor Museum

Edwin Maher, Managing Director Lakeland Motor Museum, said: "We have reached a significant milestone and are determined to create a world class visitor attraction that will draw visitors to the area from all parts of the UK and from overseas, contributing to the overall economic activity of Cumbria and its visitor focussed businesses."

The Lakeland Motor Museum preserves and interprets motoring history over the years and provides educational opportunities for all ages and should awaken some motoring memories for visitors.

an artists impression of a new building

The new state of the art Lakeland Motor Museum. Courtesy Lakeland Motor Museum

Steven Broomhead, Chief Executive Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA), said the new project was "excellent" and that, ‘the river bank setting is superb and the new railway halt will encourage more visitors to use greener transport to visit the museum."

The museum is scheduled to open in Easter 2010 and staff are busy redesigning exisiting displays and preparing brand new ones that will explore different areas of motoring history.

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