Lakeland Motor Museum

Lakeland Motor Museum
Holker Hall and Gardens
South Lakeland
LA11 7PL




01539 558509


01539 558509

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Replica of 1967 Bluebird K7
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Over 30,000 motoring related exhibits including many reminiscent rarities, tastefully presented in a rather quaint former Shire Horse Stables and courtyard setting. A curious and educational atmosphere generating intrigue and nostalgia. A thoroughly enjoyable and memorable experience providing a truly astonishing insight into our forefather's inventiveness and dexterity.
Motoring and Gardening 'Memories' plus the Campbell Bluebird Exhibition.

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Opening hours

3 February-16 December: Open daily 10.30-16.45 (16.00 during November and December), last admission 30 minutes before closing.

Closed: 17 December 2007 to 6th January 2008

Admission charges

Adult - £7.00.
Concession (Senior/Student) £6.00
Child - £4.50 Family £23.00

Admission prices may vary during special events.

Group/Party Bookings: Group rates are available for parties based upon 20+ admissions.

Authentic Automobilia, Classic and Curious Cars, Superb Scooters, Magnificent Motorbikes, Bygone Bicycles, Triumphant Tractors, Vintage and Veteran Vehicles, Mechanical Marvels, Campbell Collections, Reminiscent Rarities, Horticultural Heritage.

1930's GARAGE RE-CREATION: A painstaking and faithful reproduction of a pre-war garage complete with original tools and equipment of the period. No computerised servicing here! An automobilia enthusiast's dream - enamel signs, petrol cans and pumps, illuminated globes, lubrication charts and service guides, oil dispensers, jacks and tyre removers - totally eclectic.

FAMOUS MARQUES: Prominent contributors to 20th Century motoring have not been overlooked. To name but a few - Walter Owen Bentley, Henry Ford, William Lyons, Alec Issigonis, Cecil Kimber and Harry Ferguson.

THE CAMPBELL COLLECTION: The Lakeland Motor Museum pays tribute to Sir Malcolm Campbell and son, Donald, who captured 21 World land and water speed records for Great Britain. Highlights include full size detailed replicas of the 1935 Bluebird car and the famous Jet Hydroplane, Bluebird K7, in which Donald Campbell was tragically killed attempting to break his own Water Speed Record on the 4th January 1967. This exhibition uses scale models and photographs of the cars and boats used in their numerous record attempts. There's even a replica of Donald Campbell's lucky mascot, teddy bear, Mr Whoppit, together with continuous video detailing the lives, careers, failures and achievements of these childhood heroes.

Collection details

Land Transport

Key artists and exhibits

  • Cars, tractors, bicycles, scooters, motorbikes
  • Gardening & Horticulture
  • Ariel
  • AJS
  • Alfa Romeo
  • Austin
  • Bentley
  • BSA
  • Buick
  • Francis Barnett
  • BMW
  • Cadillac
  • De Lorean
  • Fiat
  • Ford
  • Ferguson
  • Fordson
  • Jaguar
  • Levis
  • Matchless MG
  • Norton
  • Royal Enfield
  • Rudge
  • Standard
  • Scott
  • Sunbeam
  • Velocette
  • Vespa
  • Replica of Campbell's Bluebird