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The Rum Story

Address: Lowther Street, Whitehaven CA28 7DN, England
Phone Number: 44 (0)1946 592933
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Ranked #3 of 9 Attractions in Whitehaven
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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English first
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Although the advertising and leaflet I have states "OPENING TIMES - Daily, ALL YEAR - 10am to 4.30pm. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years's Day", it was closed on a Sunday in early November. We weren't the only ones disappointed. And not only us vsitors, some locals were also surprised and disappointed. But everyone we met said this... More

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Staines, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The entrance fee is very reasonable and the 'tot' of rum at the end also helps to make this an enjoyable couple of hours. At the beginning we found it very informative, however, there is so much reading that, although we found it interesting, we started to lose interest toward the end. I think that if they 'lost' the last... More

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Long Itchington, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Having been on the Plymouth Gin tour we thought we'd continue the tradition with the Rum Story. I was a little surprised by how dark and spooky it was, I know it was Halloween weekend but think it's like this in the height of summer. I think children would find it quite frightening and there was a lot of reading... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Had an enjoyable time in rum story but not as exciting as I thought quite interesting but the hype is better than the experience . Visited the courtyard cafe afterwards it was awful dry cakes and scones where rock hard ordered three drinks which all came eventually and all three were wrong even after waitress had read our order back... More

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I have lived in Whitehaven for a few years now, but never visited The Rum Story. My boyfriend took me one weekend and it was nothing like I expected. First I was surprised by the size of the place, the outside is deceiving because it is huge inside! It took us a good 2 hours to get around all of... More

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Bodmin, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Although we went to Whitehaven to come and see this we stumbled across it by accident whilst looking for a different shop! It is not very well signposted and for somewhere that has had over £11 million spent on tourism I think they were maybe overlooked on the signage front. That aside I have to admit that it was a... More

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I live in whitehaven so I've visited around 4 times but it's always the same attractions but if you do want different attractions go to the beacon but it's still good if you go about twice you'll really enjoy it and the restaurant is nice and they have very nice afternoon tea enjoy!!!

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Mollina, Andalucia, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The Rum Story is part of an £11.5 m Millennium Tourism Project, Open 10am to 4.30pm We first sat down for a bite to eat & a cool drink (excellent menu and food), With friendly staff and all public areas clean and well presented. We picked up our tour map and started through the entrance door & stepped straight in... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The museum is very good and informative.however it is not great for children in that it is not very interactive and all the information is in far too much detaill and a difficult read for kids.I would like to have seen more child friendly displays and information displayed in an easy to read/understand way so that kids can learn and... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Open 10am to 4.30pm. Our visit started at 10am, we had the place to ourselves. Staff were very helpful and friendly. All public areas clean and well presented. A map is provided to guide you through the three floors, stairs, lifts. ramps and fire exits are clearly marked. You need to take your time on each floor as there is... More

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