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Lakeland Motor Museum

Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow LA12 8TA, England
015395 30400
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Backbarrow
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums
Owner description: The Lakeland Motor Museum nestles in the picturesque Leven Valley, at Backbarrow, close to the southern tip of Lake Windermere in the beautiful... more » Owner description: The Lakeland Motor Museum nestles in the picturesque Leven Valley, at Backbarrow, close to the southern tip of Lake Windermere in the beautiful English Lake District.This thought-provoking attraction provides a perfect 'whatever the weather', all year venue, which entertains and enthrals all ages.Our free educational quiz helps pass on knowledge and understanding.We offer combined ticketing with Windermere Lake Cruises and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway.The museum's adjacent Cafe Ambio has a beautiful riverside setting and our welcoming gift shop is among the best of places to find the perfect present for any occasion. « less
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Hull
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Travelling with my wife and teenage daughter, this was an attraction that suited all of us, especially with my daughter being such an avid Top Gear follower. We found the whole experience very worthwhile and interesting and it was good to see the old memorabilia which brought back fond memories of childhood. The added bonus was being able to visit... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Easy to find, ample parking, good access for all. Museum was full of interesting vehicles engaging for the petrol and non petrol heads. Appeared to be activities for younger children, dog friendly as well! Trips down memory lane for both cars and bicycles (not all of them good ;)) The Campbell Museum was also well laid out with informative filmed... More

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BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for your very kind & informative review of our Attraction. More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Was recommend to visit here whilst on our stay last weekend! Was brilliant even for me who isnt really into cars! thoroughly enjoyed it - I think however my boyfriend got more out of it than me - I still keep hearing " I cant believe they had a DeLorean" He took A LOT of pictures ha I did however... More

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BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely review of our Attraction. We're so pleased you both got so much out of your visit even on different levels. By the way, the Monster tyre is bigger than me too! More

SouthShields
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Plenty to see and drool over. They have quite a good range of cars and bikes. So much inside that there is not a lot of room, everything is packed in tight and makes viewing difficult. No touching now. The way around is well marked out and easy to follow, with interesting notes on the exhibits. But I wouldn't like... More

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BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review of our attraction, I am pleased you had an enjoyable time. It is true that we have squeezed in as much as we can - we have over 30,000 fascinating pieces of memoribilia on the floor, which is constantly refreshed from the growing supply in storage, that we are keen to share with the public.... More

Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Visited here whilst staying in the lakes, it was mainly for my partner waning to visit but I really enjoyed it myself which I was surprised there was LOADS to see, from miniature motors to bicycles and extravagant old motors as we las old garages, was defiantly worth going!

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BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely review & 5 star rating of our attraction. More

Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Passed this museum while working in the area and being an avid motor enthusiast decided to pop in. I was not disappointed. Really worth a trip and has vehicles form many different era's and the bluebird museum is fantastic and very though provoking. I watched the video being played twice. Some people have said the entrance price is too much... More

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BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our Attraction! We really appreciate your comments especially regarding fantastic value for money! We look forward to welcoming you again in the not too distant future! More

yorkshire
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We were very interested in the exhibition as others have said it is rather crammed but lots to see but I would say the whole visit including the Donald Campbell exhibit took us an hour the ticket price to go in is rather high for the time spent there. I don't think you should have to include a visit to... More

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BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review of our attraction. We're very pleased you enjoyed it. I would encourage visitors to allow enough time to engage & enjoy everything our museum has to offer. We have so many artefacts & interesting items, we haven't room to display them all! However we do try to squeeze as much onto the display floor as... More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Cars bikes from the early year , although unable t touchthe exhibits it still delta very interactive. Enjoyable for all ages, kiddy toys included. The malcom. And Colin Campbell exhibits is quite unique, as rvthe ancient caravans t look in. The cafe provides good selection of meals all prepared on the premise. All in all a good day out.

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BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely review of our attraction & your five star rating. I hope you visit us again. More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Was a pleasant walk around looking at the old cars, although it wasn't a massive museum (took us about half hour to get around it at a slow pace) and everything did seem a bit crammed in, never the less it was interesting. It was a bit over priced we thought, but would recommend to visit this museum if it's... More

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BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. Its a bit baffling how you only spent a half hour in the museum! The museum is spread out over two locations, with lovely old time caravans in the woodland to explore & the fairly large Donald Campbell exhibition in a separate building. The very interesting & poignant video which briefly tells the Campbell story... More

Perth, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Spent a pleasant couple of hours in this museum ,large selection of old motorcycles ,with quite a few cars squeezed into a relatively small area ,amazing amount of motoring memorabilia and when you think its all over there is the blue bird exibition which was very informative and a great insight into world speed attempts of the past .

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BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely review of our museum. I hope you can visit us again. More

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