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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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Worthwhile visit including new wing dedicated to Donald Campbell and Bluebird

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Like many, we went in because it was raining but I'm glad we did. As well as general historical information about the Coniston area. I didn't know much about Ruskin before I came here but I left with new respect for his ideas and achievements. Thanks to the curator for sharing some very interessting insights. Donald Campbell may have been... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

What a fantastic exhibition this was of Donald Campbell, who sadly died attempting his last water speed record in Blue Bird. The whole story there captivated and moved us greatly. We would thoroughly recommend this for a visit and the staff are very helpful and knowledgeable. We wished we could have spent longer here.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We popped into the museum to see the advertised 90% of the original Bluebird. At no time, during entry, did any staff or notices suggest anything other than seeing the the pretty much complete restored Bluebird. It was of great surprise to find a plastic sheet on the floor where it should have been (at the size of the bluebird... More 

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england
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72 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

had a lovely afternoon here very informative place man on the desk was very helpful and full of enthusiasim for the place lots of interaction here and lovely works of art by Ruskin and family,also there is the Donald Campbell wing with the story of Donald even a part of the fin of the Bluebird that crashaed that day killing... More 

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amlwch
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

First place I visited during my short stay in Coniston enough information about everything you see and very handy tv come computer screens so that you could watch and look up any information you wanted

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

John Ruskin I am afraid does not interest me but the Donald Campbell section was very interesting and was the purpose behind my visit. This is a new building and the exhibits were well presented. No reduction for the retired and the entry cost was perhaps a little on the high side but their overheads must be quite high. Not... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

A small museum but holds quite a collection of Ruskin lace and artwork. However, the Donald Campbell exhibits were by far the most interesting. Lots of memorabila as well as information sources. Shop is well stocked. You receive an annual pass for the cost of one entry.

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London
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36 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

What a horrible experience. You enter a shop, and are goaded into paying before you are allowed through the locked door into an exhibition. The staff do not really sell the exhibition; they just want your money and hope tourists pay. The exhibition itself is a bit meagre. Not really worth the money and I have seen far better. A... More 

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