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Lakeland Motor Museum

Date: 2nd May 2012
Filed under: Things To Do, Top Tips
Tagged: indoor attractions, lakeland motor museum, places to visit

lakeland motor museum

Living and working in the Lake District you sometimes forget all the attractions that are on your doorstep and take it for granted at times. I recently took the family to Lakeland Motor Museum at Backbarrow, which is just past Newby Bridge and the Southern tip of Lake Windermere.

The collection goes back over 100 years and includes automobilia, motor cars, a tribute to the Isle of Man TT races, recreations of old shop windows with authentic advertising signs and content, the history of the bicycle, and childrens peddle cars.

A seperate building houses an exhibition dedicated to Malcom and Donald Campbell who between them set land and water speed records in the series of Bluebird cars and boats. The exhibition includes full size replica’s of the 1935 Bluebird car, the 1939 boat, Bluebird K4, and the 1967 jet hydroplane Bluebird K7.

Contrary to popular belief the sun doesnt always shine in the Lake District so this is a great wet weather attraction. Admission is reasonable with under 5s getting in for free, adults £7.80, 5-15 year olds £5 or a family ticket for £23.

Lakeland Motor Museum, Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow, Ulverston, LA12 8TA. Tel: 015395 30400.

If you are looking for lake district self catering cottages in the area then Tsukudu is less than 15 minutes drive away.