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John Ruskin Museum

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Address: Yewdale Rd | Coniston, Coniston LA21 8DU, England
Phone Number: 015394/41164
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Hidden Gem

We arrived late afternoon. Staff said we only needed one hour to tour the museum. 2.5 hours later the museum closed and we could have stayed for another 30 minutes. Hidden gem.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Kelowna, Canada
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We arrived late afternoon. Staff said we only needed one hour to tour the museum. 2.5 hours later the museum closed and we could have stayed for another 30 minutes. Hidden gem.

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Chesterfield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I'd not realised the important connexion John Ruskin had with Coniston before visiting this centre. Living near to Sheffield, I'm very aware of his passion regarding the education of working people, but the displays and narratives at this museum explained much more clearly, how he was a man ahead of his time. Of course, the history of the Campbell's land... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Everything from the early rock climbers and Langdale axes to the Bluebird story and ... Ruskin. Indeed something for everyone and well worth a look. Highly recommended.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Superb museum, a must visit for Ruskin and Campbell fans. Staff were very knowledgeable and welcoming. A little gem in the lakes.nice area outside with miniature buildings and a small coffee shop. Entrance fee very reasonable you get free entry for a year if you gift aid.

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chesterfield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is a very well put together collection with lots of info about John Ruskin and also about the projects he initiated locally. The collection of Ruskin lace was particularly impressive for me and I also liked the outdoor collection of miniature buildings in the vernacular style. One wing is devoted to Donald Campbell and the Bluebird which was interesting... More 

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Solihull, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A really good museum. I didn't really know what to expect as I didn't know much about him, but how interesting. What a forward thinking man, very ahead of his time. Tragic love life though. Well worth the visit. Parents had a nice hot chocolate in the cafe on site, although there was a little wait as only one serving.... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Extremely friendly and knowledgeable welcome. We were more interested in Campbell than Ruskin on this visit. Excellent exhibition, with evident affection for this adopted son of Coniston. V good VFM - the entrance fee covers return visits within the year.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Great museum and very helpful staff, learnt a lot here about all sorts. The Donald Campbell section was the place for me, absolutely brilliant

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

A very worthwhile visit to learn more about John Ruskin and Donald Campbell. It's hard to believe that the new wing is down to the determination and commitment of volunteers and generous sponsors. Great few hours to learn more about the Victoria Cross holder of Coniston, Ruskin lace and the Bluebird. Can't wait for the Bluebird to be restored and... More 

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Urenui, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Just up from the general store tucked in the back was this great little museum.Great little shop with books on the area and Donald Campbell. The staff were very knowledgable and helpful about what else to do while we were in the area.

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Additional Information about John Ruskin Museum

Address: Yewdale Rd | Coniston, Coniston LA21 8DU, England
Phone Number: 015394/41164
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Duddon Valley  >  Coniston
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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