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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 2014
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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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We have visited the Lakeland Motor Museum many times & thoroughly enjoy looking at all the many forms of transport displayed,along with the videos that can be watched on aspects of motoring history & the history of the Backbarrow area & the mill in which the museum is housed. Something for everyone with an enquiring mind - you don't have... More

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Sedgefield, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Excellent little motor museum, lots of cars, bikes and motorbikes to see. Saw my 1st car which I must admit did look old and basic. A must for all car lovers.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Not one of the biggest compared to others, and certainly not space-wise, but if you combine the railway and the Lakes it's well worth a visit. It is true that space is cramped but as someone has said, it means they can fit more in. And on balance I'd rather that than a sparse looking museum with plenty of room... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

I've been wanting to visit the Lakeland Motor Museum for a while now, so on Tuesday, my father and I loaded up our motorbikes on Tuesday and had a ride over to the lakes. Upon arrival, we parked our bikes in the large car park across the road from the museum. After paying the admission of £8 each in the... More

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

Thank you so much for your fantastic and very informative review of our museum. Special thanks as well for your response to previous comments regarding our spacing of exhibits- you make a very valid point! We're very pleased you and your father had such a pleasant visit and sincerely hope you visit us again. More

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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Spent a very enjoyable couple of hours here surrounded by beautifully resorted car, motorbike and bicycle memorobilia. Next door is the excellent Ambio Cafe - lovely coffee and cake.

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

Many thanks for your lovely review and five star rating of our museum. We hope to welcome you again. More

Leeds, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We have visited the museum on several occasions since it opened, and each time there is something new to see. There are cars there that all us 60+ people can relate to and it also has a area with the history of the Leven Valley in which the museum is. It is housed in part of the old "Dolly Blue"... More

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

Thank you so much for your fantastic review and five star rating of our museum. Your photo is great too! We do try to regularly refresh our exhibits to keep the museum interesting for regular visitors. We hope to see you again very soon. More

Framlingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This doesn't only have motors it has bicycles, motor bikes, peddle cars, clothing and toy displays and all kinds of memorabilia plus a Donald Campbell museum. My Grandson loved it as he could sit in some of the cars and have his photo taken. There is a good gift shop and a cafe and plenty of free parking. Well worth... More

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

Many thanks for your lovely review and five star rating of our museum. We're very pleased to read that your and your grandson enjoyed your visit- great photos too! We hope you can visit again. More

Peterhead
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My husband and I had a visit to the Lakeland Motor Museum today. I have to admit that I didn't think there would be much to interest me - but I was so wrong! We spent a very interesting hour and a half in the museum - there was just so much to see.......followed by a worthwhile shop ! We... More

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

Thank you so much for your brilliant review and five star rating of our museum. You may have read in previous management responses how we're especially pleased when someone who wasnt convinced the museum would be of interest to them are proved wrong! We sincerely hope you are able to visit us again. More

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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123 reviews 123 reviews
37 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Lakeland Motor Museum has an abundance of fine vintage automobiles; not exotic cars, but curious classics worth a visit. In addition to the cars there are motorcycles, bicycles, and exhibits on local industry. Unfortunately, some of the cars are packed too tightly to afford careful examination. The museum is in need of larger space or a limit on the... More

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

Thanks very much for your review, we welcome your feedback on the layout of our museum. Our current layout has developed over a number of years and we’ve tried to maintain an acceptable and enjoyable format that appeals to customers, private owners of exhibits and protects the cars and motorcycles on display. We’re aware that there are restrictions on our... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We paid £8 each to get in for adult and we were there for hour and half. Was really interesting and didn't expect to see so much. The café sells lovely food. We had scone with cream jam gorgeous and light. Lovely view across from museum.

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

Many thanks for your lovely review of our museum. We're very pleased you had an enjoyable visit and hope you return again soon. More

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