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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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Thirsk
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I thought I would tag along as my husband wanted to visit the Motor Museum. I did not expect to enjoy going but it is far more interesting than you would imagine and we had a really good day. Definitely not just for car enthusiasts. Worth visiting. Cafe and shop nice too.

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

A good indoor and outdoor experience. Near the steam railway and Ambio cafe.Try doing the train/boat journey. IF you live in the LA12 area of Cumbria a copy of your council bill gets you great discounts.

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
21 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Even though I live not far from this place I had never visited before so decided to go when on hols from work. Went with my parents. We were told by someone before we went that if you live locally and take a letter with you and fill a form out you get 20% off so we did. There is... More

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

Its always great to hear from a local! and we're especially pleased to read that you availed of our great free-to-join Local Residents scheme. Its 50% discount from 1st October until 1st May so good excuse for a return visit! Many thanks for your lovely review and four star rating. More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Fantastic time out. Great fan. Good exhibition with some brilliant cars. Great for all ages. Everybody will found something interesting for them. Good location to steam railway and lake cruises. Better take combined tickets and have great relax day.

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

Many thanks for your fantastic review and five star rating of our museum. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Your photos are wonderful too- thanks for sharing those! We hope you can come back to visit us again very soon. More

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Everything is well marked and set out. It was amazing to see how much was on display in the building and as it takes you back in time I describe it as a tardis.

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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. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and step back in time so much! More

Worcester, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Yes the minibus is in the museum, but the interesting part was the ride in one from the museum to Lakeside with a driver who had never heard of Roadcraft and believed lights and horn were essential to intimidate other road users. Not a pleasant start to the day being driven by a maniac but at least the remainder was... More

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

Thank you very much for your very pleasant comments regarding your visit to our museum and cruise with our sister attraction, Windermere Lake Cruises. We've noted your comments regarding the driver of the transfer bus and will pass on these concerns to the external contractor who operates the service. We're pleased and relieved it didnt reflect on your experience of... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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86 reviews 86 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Great little car museum with cars, bikes, signs and a centre with Bluebird land speed record cars and boats on display.

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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 hope you can visit us again one day. More

York, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Our family of eleven visited the museum on our way to a holiday in the Lakes. We spent a great afternoon strolling around the exhibits, for some of us a lot of memories were rekindled! The children loved the quiz and we all agreed it was a fun visit and very interesting too!

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

Thank you very much for your lovely review of our museum. We're very pleased to read you and your family of 11 had a fun and very interesting visit. We hope we see you all again at some stage. More

Carlisle
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58 reviews 58 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

An ideal well presented little muesum that has a balnce of vehicles in keeping with the area and eras. Not too time consuming and will maintain a partners interest with an ideal coffee stop afterwards. the real bonus is the Campbell exhibition included in the price which I found very moving and informative Ideal stop off befoe or after that... 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 very pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope you pay us a return visit one day. More

Hawkshead, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Looking for something to do we decided to re-visit the Lakeland Motor Museum, having been sometime ago and enjoyed it, we took friends who love old cars so onto a good thing to start with, and thought it would fill a few hours, I was surprised how many more items they have in the museum even from a couple of... More

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

Thank you! We always love to hear from our regulars and are delighted with your wonderful review and five star rating. We’re continually adding to what’s already displayed and rearranging to allow space for new displays. The latest addition is to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of WW1 – and our visitors have already donated over a £1000... More

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