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John Ruskin Museum

Yewdale Rd | Coniston, Coniston LA21 8DU, England
015394/41164
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Ranked #9 of 11 attractions in Coniston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Swindon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

Set back off the street, very informative at reception. Interesting history about the area and people. The Bluebird Room has many pictures and very informative of the history of the family, there is only a small part of the Bluebird on site but whilst asking why, was informed they are rebuilding the whole boat and possibly in a years time... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This is a small museum but there is more than meets the eye so don't rush round - look carefully in every nook & cranny. Much of the museum is dedicated to boats in general and the history of the famous Bluebird and Donald Campbell - the main gallery in particular. However there are also interesting installations from local artists,... More

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Stanford le Hope, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We found this very informative about Coniston, John Ruskin & the Campbell's and look forward to returning once Bluebird is returned after it's restoration.

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