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Lakeland Motor Museum

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Address: Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow LA12 8TA, England
Phone Number: 015395 30400
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Description: The Lakeland Motor Museum nestles in the picturesque Leven Valley, at...
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.
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A great day out for everyone.

We travelled with 72yr old, a 17 and a 10 year old as well as a German shepherd that dislikes other dogs! We bought a duel ticket for the museum and the boat trip on lake... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We travelled with 72yr old, a 17 and a 10 year old as well as a German shepherd that dislikes other dogs! We bought a duel ticket for the museum and the boat trip on lake Windermere. The staff in the museum encouraged us to take the dog even when we explained her temperament, she was kept on a very... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The exhibits in this museum were of a very high standard and set out in chronological order. There was so much to see. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The cafe had a lovely atmosphere and the lunch was very substantial. The grounds were beautiful with large trees and huge stones it was a lovely setting. Well worth a... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

During our "day in the Lakes" we came across this wonderful museum. We dived straight in to avoid some of the rain that seemed to be following us all day. We were not disappointed with what we found. Myself, my daughter and nephew were welcomed with a pleasant smile and friendly staff. The facilities are great and there are so... More 

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Usa, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

wow i what a place i had some good experience with this place and the museum was amazing with many historical vehicles good collection of vehicles were there

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Wishaw, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Great day out. Plenty to see and do, allocate plenty of time if visiting as you could be there a while. Great to see the old cars close up . The Donald Campbell exhibition was on site as well so it was a bonus to the end of the visit. Try the scones in the restaurant as they are delicious.

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

Thank you for your lovely review. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit to our museum and hope to welcome you again one day. More 

Bolton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Came here when on a short holiday at the lakes. Wanted to come for a while and was not disappointed. Lots of old vintage cars, motorbikes and cycles. Feel that the Campbell's blue bird exhibition should be better signposted as can easily be missed . Liked looking inside the 2 classic caravans outside .

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

Thank you for your lovely review- we're delighted you werent disappointed and hope to welcome you back again another day. More 

Hyde, cheshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Highly advertised in the Lakes, we decided to make a visit. Having a 5 yr old son mad on cars thought it would also keep him happy as well as fulfilling my needs in 1 visit. I was correct, interactive quiz for the kids (I also took part 😉), a range of cars, bikes, motor-cycles and I was back to... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review and five star rating of our museum. We're delighted you and your five year old son enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome again one day. More 

Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Very nice museum situated at the south of the Lake District. The cars are very close, but there's a lot of them... Don't mis the Bluebird's

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

Thank you for your lovely review of our museum. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you again. More 

Somerset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great little museum, packed with some awesome classics. Anything from a Metro 1.3 to a TVR Speed 12. Lots of variety.

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

We're delighted you enjoyed your visit to our museum and found us good value for money. We hope to welcome you again. More 

Dubai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

When we first arrived, we thought this must be a 5 minutes attraction, but once you enter, you'll be amazed by the cars, bikes, and motorbike selection inside the museum. It even have an elevator for disabled personnel, which was helpful for us since we had a twin stroller. There's a good restaurant nearby with awesome views on the water.... More 

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

What a great review!! thank you for your lovely comments and five star rating. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and highly recommended us. We hope to welcome you again. More 

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