Lakeland Motor Museum

Lakeland Motor Museum The fascinating Lakeland Motor Museum nestles in the picturesque Leven Valley, at Backbarrow, close t
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Explore our fascinating collection of over 30,000 exhibits that trace the development of road transport throughout the twentieth century - cycles, motorbikes, motor cars and automobilia. Housed in a converted mill in the heart of the Lake District, we’re minutes from Lake Windermere and offer joint tickets with Windermere Lake Cruises and other local attractions. Much more than just a motor museum

, our local history and period shopping displays, authentic recreations and picturesque riverside cafe makes it a great day out for the whole family.

Our Christmas Gift Guide is now online. See our top gifts that any motoring enthusiast or loved one will enjoy. Browse t...
06/12/2023

Our Christmas Gift Guide is now online.

See our top gifts that any motoring enthusiast or loved one will enjoy. Browse the guide or pop into the shop - we're open every day on the run-up to Christmas > https://ow.ly/3tfL50QcR5W

JOB: Looking to start your career in IT? We're looking for a helpful person to support our colleagues at Windermere Lake...
05/12/2023

JOB: Looking to start your career in IT?

We're looking for a helpful person to support our colleagues at Windermere Lake Cruises & Lakeland Motor Museum.
Have you got a passion for tech & a willingness to learn?

Details > https://ow.ly/l1gF50QfzAC

The museum, shop & cafe have re-opened after the recent snowy weather.Please take extra care on the roads today as its s...
04/12/2023

The museum, shop & cafe have re-opened after the recent snowy weather.
Please take extra care on the roads today as its still quite icy in places.

SUNDAY 3 DEC - SNOWThe museum will be closed today due to snow. Please take care if you are travelling today as the road...
03/12/2023

SUNDAY 3 DEC - SNOW
The museum will be closed today due to snow. Please take care if you are travelling today as the roads are very icy.

Let it go, let it show, (let it snow?)Who's joining us this Boxing Day for our festive car meet?❄️ Full details announce...
02/12/2023

Let it go, let it show, (let it snow?)

Who's joining us this Boxing Day for our festive car meet?

❄️ Full details announced > https://ow.ly/5Knt50QcYs2

Car Club Day soldiers on, despite the snow that descended this morning. It all looks so beautiful! Stay safe on the road...
02/12/2023

Car Club Day soldiers on, despite the snow that descended this morning. It all looks so beautiful! Stay safe on the roads. Drive carefully!

😞 How it started & 😀 How it's going.Sometimes a refurbishment really makes us smile. Restoring this pump back to it's fo...
01/12/2023

😞 How it started & 😀 How it's going.

Sometimes a refurbishment really makes us smile.
Restoring this pump back to it's former glory was a real team effort, thanks to everyone involved > https://ow.ly/CVeg50QesEw

Thanks to recent customer Shaun Palmer, who left a lovely ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review & these gorgeous pics on our Google page.Read or ...
27/11/2023

Thanks to recent customer Shaun Palmer, who left a lovely ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review & these gorgeous pics on our Google page.

Read or leave your own review here > https://ow.ly/wtLA50QbcKo

Our Boxing Day meet is one of our biggest events of the year and has become something of a local Christmas tradition.You...
25/11/2023

Our Boxing Day meet is one of our biggest events of the year and has become something of a local Christmas tradition.

You don't need to own a classic vehicle to attend. Simply come along, enjoy the festive atmosphere, and admire a dazzling array of classic cars, trucks, vans, & motorbikes > https://ow.ly/v7W450QbckT

With just over a month until Christmas, our museum shop is here to help you find that perfect gift for someone you love....
22/11/2023

With just over a month until Christmas, our museum shop is here to help you find that perfect gift for someone you love.

Hop over to our Sister Shop Facebook account > Lakeland Motor Museum Shop to see a wide range of gifts on offer or just pop into the shop in person – we’re open 7 days a week and you don’t need a museum ticket to visit.

🚗 For the car enthusiast - We have a wide selection of car-themed gifts, including die-cast models, books, and automobilia. We also have a great selection of gifts for fans of classic cars, such as posters, mugs, and keyrings.

🎲 For the kids - We have a great selection of gifts for kids, including toys, games, and books. We also have a range of educational toys that are perfect for learning about cars and motoring.

💍 For her - We have a lovely selection of gifts for her, including scarves, purses, and jewellery. We also have a range of homeware gifts that are perfect for adding a touch of motoring style to your home.

🍺 For him – We have a wide range of gifts to suit the man in your life, including wallets, and cufflinks. We also have a range of motoring-themed gifts, such as beer glasses, car mats, and garage signs.

🎁 The Lakeland Motor Museum Shop is open every day from 9:30am to 4:30pm, and you don't need to buy a museum ticket to browse. So come down and see us today and find the perfect gift for everyone on your list > https://ow.ly/6JJv50Qagnq

🌟 Special Christmas Offer for Local Resident Cardholders – get 15% off shop purchases until the end of January. No locals card? No problem. Just bring proof of living in LA or CA postcodes and we’ll give you your free card right away – half-price entry to the museum collection and 15% off in the shop* until 31/1/24

Thanks for visiting us Katie from Dinkykt's EDS Diaries and sharing your experience for other wheelchair users.🎞️ Watch ...
19/11/2023

Thanks for visiting us Katie from Dinkykt's EDS Diaries and sharing your experience for other wheelchair users.

🎞️ Watch Katie's review on her YouTube channel > https://ow.ly/iybW50Q950G

♿ or see our 'Access for All' (link on the bottom of our web-pages) to help plan your visit.

🎅🎄 Calling all elf detectives! 🕵️‍♀️🕵️‍♂️Santa needs your help - his mischievous elves have gotten lost in the museum, a...
18/11/2023

🎅🎄 Calling all elf detectives! 🕵️‍♀️🕵️‍♂️

Santa needs your help - his mischievous elves have gotten lost in the museum, and he can't find them anywhere!

Come join us on our Elf Trail and help Santa reunite with his elves. You'll get to explore the museum and solve clues to find the elves hidden among the classic cars, motorbikes, bicycles, and more!

The Elf Trail will be open from December 1st to Christmas Eve.

So what are you waiting for? Put on your detective hats and come help Santa save Christmas > https://ow.ly/H6kU50Q94Kw

JOB VACANCY: We're looking for an IT Technician to join our sister company, Winander Leisure Ltd. Are you a tech wizard ...
16/11/2023

JOB VACANCY: We're looking for an IT Technician to join our sister company, Winander Leisure Ltd.

Are you a tech wizard who can keep Windermere Lake Cruises & Lakeland Motor Museum running smoothly?

ℹ️ > https://ow.ly/soCp50Q7Rnu

JOB VACANCY: We're looking for a Digital Marketing Assistant to join our sister company, Winander Leisure Ltd. Can you h...
15/11/2023

JOB VACANCY: We're looking for a Digital Marketing Assistant to join our sister company, Winander Leisure Ltd.

Can you help promote Windermere Lake Cruises & Lakeland Motor Museum to the world?

Full details here > https://ow.ly/bXua50Q7Rhf

We've had over 30 clubs visit us this year & the calendar is filling up for 2024.Our beautiful location, easy parking & ...
08/11/2023

We've had over 30 clubs visit us this year & the calendar is filling up for 2024.

Our beautiful location, easy parking & discounted museum entry mean we're a popular choice for any Lake District rally, club meet or tour > https://ow.ly/8Byx50Q3rOe

Fine weather, despite the chill in the air, meant a good turnout for LHCC's regular first Saturday of the month car meet...
04/11/2023

Fine weather, despite the chill in the air, meant a good turnout for LHCC's regular first Saturday of the month car meet. As usual, a fabulous variety of vehicles showed up and a good time was had by all!

Come join us at the Lakeland Historic Car Club's monthly meetup at the museum & Cafe Ambio! Whether you’re an owner, ent...
03/11/2023

Come join us at the Lakeland Historic Car Club's monthly meetup at the museum & Cafe Ambio!

Whether you’re an owner, enthusiast, or just curious to learn more about classic local cars, everyone’s welcome! Hope to see you there > https://ow.ly/oRkL50Q3qVA

Who remembers the iconic Michelin Man? He's one of the most recognizable brand mascots in the world, featured in adverti...
02/11/2023

Who remembers the iconic Michelin Man? He's one of the most recognizable brand mascots in the world, featured in advertising campaigns for decades.

If you love him as much as we do, check out our Michelin 'stars' of the museum > https://ow.ly/TNXb50Q3r1p

We've switched to our winter opening times this week.🕑 Open every day - 9:30am to 4:30pm (suggested last entry 3:30PM)We...
31/10/2023

We've switched to our winter opening times this week.
🕑 Open every day - 9:30am to 4:30pm
(suggested last entry 3:30PM)

We look foward to welcoming you to the museum.

We've had lots of clever children through the doors this week - our certificates are flying on the shelves!Every child g...
26/10/2023

We've had lots of clever children through the doors this week - our certificates are flying on the shelves!

Every child gets the chance to follow the trail around the museum, ask for your free quiz on entry.

👁️✔️❌Psst, parents, check your answers here > https://ow.ly/vI9p50Q0W9Q

Throwback Thursday to before we were built.We found these photos in the archive last week - the original site of Reckitt...
19/10/2023

Throwback Thursday to before we were built.

We found these photos in the archive last week - the original site of Reckitt's Blue Dye Works carton packaging sheds & then museum construction before we opened in 2010.

Find out more about the site & industrial heritage inside the museum or go here > https://ow.ly/xNRo50PYvPr

We welcomed the Enthusiasts of British Motor Vehicles Club to the Museum on Sunday. A nice variety of vehicles coming do...
16/10/2023

We welcomed the Enthusiasts of British Motor Vehicles Club to the Museum on Sunday. A nice variety of vehicles coming down from The Fat Lamb in Ravenstonedale, drove in, looking good in the sun!

A welcome return visit from The Lotus Drivers Club today. They filled up our courtyard with a vibrant array of these cla...
15/10/2023

A welcome return visit from The Lotus Drivers Club today. They filled up our courtyard with a vibrant array of these classic cars. A sunny day really brought out those colours!

Congratulations Blair! Meet our Awesome Autumn Winner from last week's Classic Drive & Ride In Day. His trusty Fiat 500 ...
14/10/2023

Congratulations Blair!

Meet our Awesome Autumn Winner from last week's Classic Drive & Ride In Day.

His trusty Fiat 500 Nuova has been in the family for over 60 years > https://ow.ly/vboM50PWMTK

We were visited by two Series Two Landrover clubs on Sunday. They looked perfect in our courtyard, ready to face the onc...
09/10/2023

We were visited by two Series Two Landrover clubs on Sunday. They looked perfect in our courtyard, ready to face the oncoming Autumn weather!

We had an enjoyable day for Classic Drive & Ride In Day & Lakeland Historic Car Club. All spaces quickly filled and we h...
08/10/2023

We had an enjoyable day for Classic Drive & Ride In Day & Lakeland Historic Car Club. All spaces quickly filled and we had a great variety of cars, bikes and scooters, plus several Morris Minors to celebrate the famous Issigoni design's 75th Birthday. Plenty of visitors and the rain held off!

Phew, its been an action-packed weekend for visitors. Thanks to everyone who visited the Classic Drive & Ride In Day & L...
07/10/2023

Phew, its been an action-packed weekend for visitors. Thanks to everyone who visited the Classic Drive & Ride In Day & Lakeland Historic Car Club today (more pics to come).

Tomorrow sees a lovely collection of Series II Land Rovers join us.
Private vehicles on display outside from 10am > https://ow.ly/Vl9Q50PUeek

Start your engines & we look forward to seeing you later today.Classic Drive & Ride In Day, TODAY from 10am. Bring your ...
07/10/2023

Start your engines & we look forward to seeing you later today.
Classic Drive & Ride In Day, TODAY from 10am.

Bring your classic, or just enjoy the many on display > https://ow.ly/GgFf50PUcyv

Best of all the rain has stopped!

Classic Drive & Ride In Day - This Saturday!Our biggest event of the year is back. This Saturday, October 7th, from 10am...
05/10/2023

Classic Drive & Ride In Day - This Saturday!

Our biggest event of the year is back. This Saturday, October 7th, from 10am to 3pm, we're inviting you to join us for our Autumn Classic Meet.

Bring your own classic vehicle, the family, or both! Everyone is welcome to explore the many private vehicles on display.

We're also excited to be joined by the regular meet of Lakeland Historic Car Club in the morning. Join them in the outside exhibition area and Café Ambio for a brew with a view across the beautiful River Leven.

As with all our Drive-In Days, the Museum, Bluebird Exhibition, and Gift Shop will be open as usual. Everyone is welcome to see our collection indoors, and those of you bringing a classic will get a discount voucher for museum entry.

We'll be awarding a prize to the most interesting or unique vehicle on the day, so come and show us what you've got!

We look forward to seeing you there.

Free event (museum entry fee applies) > https://ow.ly/KkXA50PT0sG

Who will make it into the winner hall of fame?It could be you! Bring your classic to this Saturday's Drive & Ride in Day...
04/10/2023

Who will make it into the winner hall of fame?
It could be you!

Bring your classic to this Saturday's Drive & Ride in Day for a chance to win > https://ow.ly/npCR50PT25k

We welcomed the PEA Rally club today. A nice array of Porsche cars and other models displayed in our courtyard.         ...
04/10/2023

We welcomed the PEA Rally club today. A nice array of Porsche cars and other models displayed in our courtyard.

We welcomed the Green Lane Association car club today. The organisation promotes inclusive access to the countryside, in...
02/10/2023

We welcomed the Green Lane Association car club today. The organisation promotes inclusive access to the countryside, including disabled groups and acts in tandem with many other orgs interested in rural access. Today they had nice array of Range Rovers. We like variety!

We're issuing a rallying cry for Morris Minor owners*Help us celebrate 75 years years of the much-loved "Moggie" at next...
01/10/2023

We're issuing a rallying cry for Morris Minor owners*

Help us celebrate 75 years years of the much-loved "Moggie" at next weekend's Classic Drive & Ride In Day > https://ow.ly/w0R350PRwBm

*Everyone & every car is welcome too! 😀

LA/CA Postcode?Its time to dust off your Local Residents Card - half price entry from tomorrow until May 2024 (then 20% ...
30/09/2023

LA/CA Postcode?

Its time to dust off your Local Residents Card - half price entry from tomorrow until May 2024 (then 20% off at all other times).

No card? Here's how to apply > https://ow.ly/z5sP50PRwql

Less than two weeks to go until our biggest event of the year!See you on Saturday 7 October for not one, but two great e...
25/09/2023

Less than two weeks to go until our biggest event of the year!

See you on Saturday 7 October for not one, but two great events – Classic Drive & Ride In Day and Lakeland Historic Car Club.

No classic necessary, just come along & join in the fun > https://ow.ly/5LAL50PORKr

If you're a motorcycle fan, we’re sure you’ll love our collection. We have a wide range of bikes on display, from classi...
23/09/2023

If you're a motorcycle fan, we’re sure you’ll love our collection.

We have a wide range of bikes on display, from classic British machines to modern superbikes. You can even see some of the rarest and most iconic motorcycles in the world.

Take some time to explore all of the collection, trace the history of motorcycling and see how these amazing machines have evolved over time.

Don’t forget the Isle of Man TT exhibit on the first floor too!

Not all of our exhibits have wheels. This week, we focus on Evelyn's leather jacket. A popular sight in the museum, the ...
20/09/2023

Not all of our exhibits have wheels.

This week, we focus on Evelyn's leather jacket. A popular sight in the museum, the badges reflect a rich motoring story > https://ow.ly/jKh250PNMu5

Another Autism Rock Art object appeared at the Museum, this time in the Bluebird Exhibition. As the colour on the pebble...
18/09/2023

Another Autism Rock Art object appeared at the Museum, this time in the Bluebird Exhibition. As the colour on the pebble matched the blue of K7, it was a natural place to snap a pic! Find the group here on Facebook. https://ow.ly/r6ot50PMsRT
Where will they show up next??

We welcomed the Widows Sons Masonic Bikers Association to the museum yesterday. A group photograph, a brilliant array of...
17/09/2023

We welcomed the Widows Sons Masonic Bikers Association to the museum yesterday. A group photograph, a brilliant array of bikes on display in our courtyard, and fine weather were the order of the day.

Our 1927 Dennis Fire Engine travelled thousands of miles before it finally came to rest in our exhibition hall. Enjoy yo...
16/09/2023

Our 1927 Dennis Fire Engine travelled thousands of miles before it finally came to rest in our exhibition hall. Enjoy your retirement!

Find out more & see the photo gallery here > https://ow.ly/8nhN50PMmF8

Address

Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow
Newby Bridge
LA128TA

Opening Hours

Monday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Friday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Sunday 9:30am - 5:30pm

Telephone

015395 30400

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