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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

There were lots of old vintage cars, loved the old arcade games and sesing the dololoen. Soo much things tooo do and a good time waster.

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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 so pleased you enjoyed your visit- the DeLorean certainly is one of our most popular exhibits. We hope you are able to visit again. More

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14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Rainy day or not, the Lakeland Motor Museum is really a wonderful place to visit. Some fantastic old and newish cars and motorbikes. But look past all the cars and also see all the motoring memorabilia, some great displays, old signs, bits of bikes, cars etc. We'll worth a visit, although the cafe is not dog friendly, if those things... More

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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 delighted you enjoyed your visit. The cafe cannot allow dogs inside due to food hygiene policy but our four-legged friends are allowed on the riverside veranda whilst you eat. They are also welcome in all areas of the museum. More

Telford, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Really went there to get out of the rain and couldn't think of anything else to do. Married couple in our early fifties not really interested in cars. It was bloody marvellous and a great way to spent 3 hours or so !! Something for everyone young and old alike.... No hesitation in recommending this place for a half day... More

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

Thank you very much!! we're absolutely delighted with your review and five star rating. We're so pleased we were such a pleasant surprise for you and your wife. Many thanks for the recommendations. We hope you are able to vist us again. More

Polmont, Scotland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Went with my parents and my two boys. Great trip down memory lanes for my folks and my boys loved it all especially the old arcade games and the Bluebird exhibition. Will revisit with hubby too next time.

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

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We're delighted we crossed the generations with our appeal. We look forward to welcoming you all and especially your hubby in the future! More

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We visited the Lakeland Motor Museum today as part of a planned day out, but were left with mixed feelings following our visit. The actual exhibits themselves are well worth a visit- I particularly enjoyed the 70s/80s cars- everything is so well maintained and obviously cared for and about. The free bus shuttle from the lakeside marina was also a... More

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

Thank you for your feedback regarding our museum. We are pleased to read your comments that you enjoyed the exhibits, the shuttle bus service that's provided and the museum itself. However we are concerned with your comments regarding our reception staff, who until now have only received postive comments on Trip Advisor. We can assure you that we will look... More

Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A fantastic little museum with so many vehicles crammed inside. just brilliant. the display of cars changed frequently to keep us guessing on what would be parked up each time we walked outside. Well worth the combined ticket of ferry, steam train and museum.

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

Many thanks for your wonderful review and five star rating of our museum. I think you must have visited us on one of our classic drive-it car days with the description of the cars constantly changing. These special days are held on the first Saturday every month. We're so pleased you found the combined ticketing so worth it! Hope you... More

Preston, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Visited when it was raining - plenty of interesting things to see - without getting wet. Visited the cafe and gift shop - good value food. Well worth a visit

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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 found it interesting, good value money & your description of your visit as well worth it. We hope you chose to visit us again. More

Backbarrow, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Not just fabulous vintage and classic cars but motor bikes, kids toys, fashion through the ages and videos of local industries (dolly blue & gunpowder). Watching the TT races video makes you dizzy! Fabulous visit - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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

Thank you so much! What a wonderful review and five star rating. We're especially delighted with your HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! thank you! We hope you pop in and visit us again very soon! More

Wakefield, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Brought back a lot of memories for me from the past. I especially enjoyed looking at all the old cars on display. There was plenty to look at and I got my son-in-law to take many photos for me. Very friendly, helpful staff.

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review and five star rating of our museum. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and it invoked lots of memories for you. We'd love to see your photos sometime, if you wished to share them with us. We hope you visit us again. More

Ebbw Vale, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a great, modern facility with good parking facilities. The quality of the vehicles on show are really first class, ranging from bicycles to motorcycles and cars. The exhibits are thoughtfully displayed in diorama style and the separate Campbell Speed Record exhibit is fascinating and should not be missed. There is an excellent restaurant on site which serves quality... More

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and five star rating. We're so pleased you had so many positive things to say about your visit. We hope you visit us again very soon. More

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