Penrith and Eden Museum
Penrith and Eden Museum is located at the heart of the bustling market town of Penrith. The Museum is housed in Robinson's School, an Elizabethan building dating from 1670 and used as a school until the early 1970s. It was originally a charity school for poor girls and was converted by Eden District Council in 1990 into an attractive local history museum and Tourist Information Centre.
Inside you can explore the history, geology and archaeology of Penrith and the Eden Valley. Exhibits include pottery from the Roman fort near Plumpton and prehistoric 'cup and ring' stones from Little Meg Stone Circle. There is also gallery space which provides a year-round programme of exhibitions of both historical and contemporary arts interest.
Museum, Heritage site
Open all year:
Monday to Saturday 10am - 4pm.
Sunday, April to October, 1pm - 4.45pm.
Archaeology, Archives, Weapons and War, Natural Sciences, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, World Cultures, Fine Art, Personalities, Social History