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John Ruskin Museum

Yewdale Rd | Coniston, Coniston LA21 8DU, England
015394/41164
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Ranked #8 of 11 attractions in Coniston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Fleetwood, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I did not expect too much from this museum, as we primarily went for the Bluebird exhibits. However very friendly chap on the door, a nice little shop, and a good range of exhibits well laid out. Definately worth the effort, so go and support the local community. Dr Malc

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East Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We visited the Ruskin Museum on a wet Sunday morning, thinking it would while away an hour or so. We were actually in there for well over two hours and even then we hadn't seen everything. The museum is very well laid out and highly informative. Of particular interest to me was the displays on mining in the Coniston area... More

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Best attraction for me personally on this trip. I know little of the man apart from his name. The more I learned about him in the museum the more my respect for him grew. A truly remarkable social philospher, artist and philanthropist. Many of his ideas came after him. A lovely house with his turreted bedroom offering the best view... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We went in as our children were interested in Donald Campbell and Bluebird. There is a fascinating area dedicated to this which we all enjoyed. Also Ruskin, Amazon & Swallows information and lots more. There are interactive stations for children - ours are 6 & 7 years and enjoyed them all. We were there for around 3 hours and could... More

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Nantwich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Well it says Ruskin, so lots of lace samples but it also has lots of bluebird related stuff. More like a cabinet of curiosities in places pleasant staff, museum shop.

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Burton on Trent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Some very interesting articles and exhibitions on the local area and John Ruskin,but my most interesting section was the Campbell exhibition,it had me reading every word and watching every video,absolutely fabulous,such a sad historical event,very touching but at the same time fascinating ,definitely worth a visit,good value at £6, will be brilliant when the completely rebuilt Bluebird returns in 2015.

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

A very interesting collection on Ruskin, as you would expect but also on Donald Campbell his final and fatal attempt at the water speed record in Bluebird. Very enjoyable.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Especially liked the exhibits on the local heros who lost their lives in the Great War and the extensive information on Donald Campbell

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Visited in May 2014 after reading reviews on here. So glad we did, very informative. There is a lot to read, so if your not a reader it may not be for you. The staff were also very helpful & told us all about the old railway line which is on the bank above the museum. So glad we called... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

small but serene and wonderfully managed. I loved the John Ruskin Laceworks and the way they were stacked. The paintings and the features about A B Hargreaves were so good.

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