The Beacon Museum

The Beacon Museum
West Strand
CA28 7LY




01946 592302


01946 598150

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The Beacon
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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 for more details.

Venue Type:

Museum, Archaeological site, Science centre, Ship or maritime heritage site

Opening hours

We are currently closed for the development and installation of new displays. Up to date information can be found on our website and social media pages.

Admission charges

To be confirmed May 2014


  • Museums Association

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Land Transport, Maritime, Natural Sciences, Social History, Weapons and War