The Beacon in Whitehaven offers an interactive experience for all the family. Absorb yourself in the amazing views through the powerful telescopes in the Viewing Gallery, present your very own weather forecast in the Weather Zone and explore the lighthouse style building to discover local history through the ages using interactive touchscreens, sights, sounds, and smells. Dig up your very own Roman artefact or join the crew and jump aboard the Maria Lowther Ship! From pirates, police, and the lives of the rich and poor - to games, ghosts, disease and death!
With rotating exhibitions in our Harbour Gallery and events scheduled throughout the year and school holidays, it’s the perfect time to visit The Beacon. Visit www.thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk for more details.
Museum, Archaeological site, Science centre, Ship or maritime heritage site
Open Wednesday to Saturday 11am to 4pm, Sunday 12 to 4pm. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays (Except public holidays). Last entry 45 mins before closing.
Children under 16 yrs: £1
Under 5s free
- Museums Association
Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Land Transport, Maritime, Natural Sciences, Social History, Weapons and War