Lakeland Motor Museum

Lakeland Motor Museum
Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow,
Newby Bridge
Cumbria
LA12 8TA
England

Website

Main website for the Lakeland Motor Museum

www.lakelandmotormuseum.co.uk/

E-mail

info@lakelandmotormuseum.co.uk

Telephone

Main information line

015395 30400

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
A photo of the main hall of the Lakeland Motor Museum.
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The Lakeland Motor Museum has a fascinating collection of over 30,000 cars, motorcycles, scooters, cycles and auto memorabilia and is housed in a restored mill and ultramarine pigment factory in the heart of The Lake District.
Highlights of the museum include a Campbell Bluebird Exhibition with replicas of the record-breaking machines that saw the famous Campbell family break 21 world and land speed records.
Other special displays include an Isle of Man TT tribute, a huge range of children’s pedal cars and cycles, a Vincent Motorcycle display plus hundreds of authentic automobilia.
In addition to the fascinating exhibits from the world of motoring, the museum also features displays about the local Lakeland motoring heritage, period shopping displays, electric cars and cycles and the history of Old Blue Mill that now houses the collection.

Venue Type:

Museum, Transport heritage site

Opening hours

Open daily except Christmas Day. 9.30am to 4.30pm until 27 March 2015, then 5.30pm to 1 November.

Admission charges

Adult - £8
Child (5-15) - £5
Child (under 5) - FREE
Family (2 adults & 3 children) - £23

Getting there

BY ROAD: The museum is conveniently located on the A590, between Newby Bridge and Haverthwaite, only 20 minutes drive from J36, M6 and Central Lakes (Bowness), via the A592. Sat Nav, LA12 8TA. Please follow white on brown tourism signs. FREE PARKING.

BY BUS: Stagecoach operate the X6 Service that links Barrow, Ulverston, Grange and Kendal. www.stagecoachbus.com The museum is a 5 minute walk fom the bus stop on the A590.

BY BOAT AND SHUTTLE BUS:
Get to the museum from Bowness or Ambleside via boat and shuttle bus. Combined tickets with Windermere Lake Cruises are available with a seasonal shuttle bus from Lakeside Pier.

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
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Photograph of a previous classic drive in day at The Lakeland Motor Museum

Classic Drive In Day

  • 26 December 2014 9:30am-4:30pm
  • 19 April 2015 9:30am-4:30pm
  • 6 September 2015 9:30am-4:30pm

Join hundreds of proud classic vehicle owners as they bring their private vehicles to display at the museum. Bring your own classic vehicle to get half price entry to the museum for you and your passengers. As well as a huge range of visiting classic cars, vans, trucks and motorbikes on display, the museum's indoor collection and café will be open all day.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

It's free to view the classic cars outside the museum on our drive in days, but our museum admission fee does apply. Museum admission is half price for owners and passengers who bring a classic vehicle on the day.

Website

http://www.lakelandmotormuseum.co.uk

Getting there

BY ROAD: The museum is conveniently located on the A590, between Newby Bridge and Haverthwaite, only 20 minutes drive from J36, M6 and Central Lakes (Bowness), via the A592. Sat Nav, LA12 8TA. Please follow white on brown tourism signs. FREE PARKING.

BY BUS: Stagecoach operate the X6 Service that links Barrow, Ulverston, Grange and Kendal. www.stagecoachbus.com The museum is a 5 minute walk fom the bus stop on the A590.

BY BOAT AND SHUTTLE BUS:
Get to the museum from Bowness or Ambleside via boat and shuttle bus. Combined tickets with Windermere Lake Cruises are available with a seasonal shuttle bus from Lakeside Pier.

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