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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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9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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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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Fantastic and informative museum!

We had a brilliant time at this museum. From my 3 year old daughter to the grandparents, we all enjoyed it. There is a quiz for the kids to do which my older daughter loved doing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a brilliant time at this museum. From my 3 year old daughter to the grandparents, we all enjoyed it. There is a quiz for the kids to do which my older daughter loved doing. It is very well laid out with arrows on the floor to make sure you don't miss out anything. A very good use of... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited here on 28th June 2016 with my son. Superb collection of very well kept range of Classic Vehicles, Motorbikes, Bicycles and other transport related products, including the Bluebird Collection. Well worth a visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were just passing the museum & thought we would pop in & were pleasantly surprised had a good afternoon looking at some great old cars & motor cycles

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Firstly this is not your usual museum, this is a wonderful 100% unique experience for all ages whether male or female, weather its raining or not. Of all the attractions in the Lake District or in the whole of the UK & beyond which are many & varied, few or none are as captive or engrossing or as educational or... More 

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Powys, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great day out. Plenty to see. Good trail leaflet for children. Excellent gift shop. Campbell museum adjacent. Fantastic café next door with good menu and beautiful views. Plenty of parking close to entrance. Good toilet facilities. Interesting and informative. Friendly staff.

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Thank JMNEF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here whilst on holiday in the area and we really enjoyed the trip through motoring history. It is very informative and some of the cars really have the wow factor. We particularly liked the delorean!

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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 enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you again one day. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Always wanted to visit this place so as we were staying near windermere we decided to visit. Hundreds of historic cars to see. It's a real gem of the Lake District. There was a Donald Campbell exbition aswell at the time we went which was very interesting.

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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 enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you again one day. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This museum has an amazing range of cars, motorbikes and memorabilia. It also has an extremely interesting Donald Campbell exhibit complete with newsreel footage. The souvenir shop has a great range of unusual gifts, cards and books at sensible prices. The entrance price was fair and there is a cafe which seemed very popular.

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

Many thanks for your lovely review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit to our museum and we hope to welcome you again one day. More 

Rothesay, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really worthwhile visit for car enthusiast, young or old. All exhibits are well maintained and arranged and presented in a very interesting way. It is a pleasure to walk around and soak in times gone by. Be prepared to linger, you cannot help it. The whole place is an absolute credit to the management. Staff are ver friendly and approachable.... 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 enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you again one day. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice morning out, good displays and information in a pleasant setting. Ample parking and a fantastic restaurant, well worth a visit

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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 enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you again one day. More 

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