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Address: Robinsons School Middlegate, Penrith CA11 7PT, England
Phone Number: 01768/212228
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Small but interesting

A small museum attached to the information office .Local artefacts but a display cabinet all about the ' Monocled Mutineer ' is of more general interest.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

A small museum attached to the information office .Local artefacts but a display cabinet all about the ' Monocled Mutineer ' is of more general interest.

Thank duffer432014
Lymm, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Interesting and with enough to keep you interested for an hour or so. There were a number of items from WW1 and a number of geological exhibits/

Thank LakinTIA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Visited here by accident as was actually wanting info from the information centre, and the museum is also part of that, it was free of charge, some very interesting facts about the area

Thank djm2010
Thurso, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Free to visit. It is very small with a variety of artefacts. As well as the history of the area there is a section on the geology of the Eden valley.

Thank morvenscaraben
Penrith, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Went to infant school here and visiting museum brought back happy memories of those times. Visited with family who were here on holiday. The museum is housed in a small, ancient and quaint building making it easy to navigate. there are many local historical finds and plenty of information relating to exhibits and artefacts. The tourist information office is housed... More 

Thank Caloush
Cramlington, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

A lovely little gem in central Penrith. We came across this by accident and the displays were great and there were plenty of activities for the kids, colouring, crafts etc. A great way to kill an hour or two. Far better than a trip to reghead!

Thank Samantha P
Llanbedr, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

My wife and I visited this informative tourist information centre and fascinating museum following our visit to Penrith Castle. We were warmly welcomed by friendly and knowledgeable staff and were presented with a number of excellent leaflets and guides (some we bought) on the lovely market town of Penrith and the Eden Valley. We enjoyed their small shop and picked... More 

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We visited today for the first time and found a quirky and interesting eclectic collection, encompassing local history geography and geology as well as interesting artefacts. As it is also the tourist information office it is a source of information for the entire Lakes area as well as further afield. With pleasant staff and a free attraction this lttle historic... More 

Thank bdon257
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632 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

This small museum is at the rear of the friendly and well stocked tourist information centre. Although it is small you can easily spend 45 minutes or more here reading about the history of Penrith, its industry, characters, buildings and geology. There are some nice examples of local artists work as well as silver and porcelain. Not interactive but children... More 

Thank sheepygold
Gretna, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

This museum is free! The staff are very friendly and the geology section I found particularly interesting

Thank Glenys D

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