Brantwood House

Brantwood House
Brantwood Trust
LA21 8AD




015394 41396


015394 41263

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The former home of John Ruskin, Brantwood is the most beautifully situated house in the Lake District. Brantwood is both a treasure house of historical importance and a lively centre of contemporary arts and the environment, welcoming in the region of 30,000 visitors a year.

Displays and activities in the house, gardens and estate reflect the wealth of cultural associations associated with Ruskin’s legacy – from the Pre Raphaelites and Arts and Crafts Movement to the founding of the National Trust and the Welfare State.

With its many contemporary exhibitions, concerts, courses and special events, together with its education work in the wider community, Brantwood continues in the Ruskin tradition today.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site, Gallery

Opening hours

Daily 1100-1730
Wed-Sun 1100-1630

Admission charges

See website for details.

Collection details

Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Natural Sciences, Personalities, Social History, Land Transport

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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Guided Garden Walks

  • 24 October 2014 2:15-3pm
  • 26 October 2014 2:15-3pm
  • 29 October 2014 2:15-3pm

Explore Brantwood’s fascinating and extensive estate with one of our very knowledgeable guides.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Autumn leaves

Lantern Workshop and Walk

  • 25 — 26 October 2014 11am-6pm

Make your own lantern in an environmentally friendly inspired workshop. Fun for all the family. Drop in between 11:00 and 15:00. All materials provided. Children aged 8 and under must be accompanied. £6.00 per lantern.

Followed by a special lantern walk through Brantwood’s estate with storytelling and bonfire. Bring your own hand held lantern—spare lanterns also available.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Adults £7.00, children £5.00.