Millom Heritage Museum And Visitor Centre
Millom Folk Museum Society was founded in 1973, some five years after the Ironworks closed down. It’s Founders were a handful of local people all with a shared passion to preserve the Town’s mining heritage and included C. Wesley Park. The first Museum premises, opened by Norman Nicholson OBE, Millom’s own internationally renowned poet and writer, were adjacent to the Library, and it was from here the Collection grew to over 10,000 artefacts. The Society members opened the doors and manned the venue voluntarily here for over 25 years. Millom Folk Museum is a registered charity reliant entirely upon admissions and donations.
The displays, which included the reconstructed mine drift complete with an actual mine cage from Moorbank Pit, the Miner’s Cottage and many other themed exhibits were all created by volunteers in their spare time and united successfully within the building despite the damp and cramped surroundings until the Society moved to new premises at the Railway Station Buildings in 2001.Still operating with a handful of volunteers, albeit a smaller and somewhat older number, the Society set to recreate their beloved Folk Museum from scratch once again.Millom Folk Museum Society is very proud of its Museum, which was recognised Runner Up in the Best Tourist Attraction category in the Copeland Pride Awards 2006. The Museum changed its name to Millom Heritage Museum And Visitor Centre in 2010 in conjunction with opening a ticket office in the railway station buildings.
Mon-Sat(incl.) 10:30-15:30 last entry 15:00
Other times By appt only
Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Natural Sciences, Medicine, Music, Weapons and War, Coins and Medals, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History, Land Transport, Maritime