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Lakeland Motor Museum

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Address: Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow LA12 8TA, England
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+44 15395 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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If you like cars then this will be right up your street, and if you don't it's actually quite a good attraction to wander round. There are cars and transport here from the start... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Perth, United Kingdom
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Perth, United Kingdom
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241 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you like cars then this will be right up your street, and if you don't it's actually quite a good attraction to wander round. There are cars and transport here from the start of the motor car to present day. My only issue is that most of the items are do not touch, would be nice if you could... More 

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Thank Jill M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with my partner & 2 year old who loves anything on wheels . The adults felt it was a tad overpriced , I'm sure it was priceless to our little boy who did enjoy his trip but would we come again ? No.

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

Thank you for your review. We're pleased you all enjoyed your visit especially your two year old son. Hopefully you'll have a change of heart and pay us another visit one day- there's so miuch information to read and see which can be overlooked in the first visit. More 

Europe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were staying in Grasmere and having read such glowing reveiws decided this was a must. We are both interested in old cars anyway - but because there are so many other collections and interesting things to look at we ended up spending double the 2 hours we expected to spend there ! The Bluebird exhibition is fascinating as I... More 

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Hessle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went here on a rainy Thursday afternoon, and I was pleasantly surprised. I did think that looking at a bunch of old cars was going to be boring, but it was very interesting and we spent a good few hours in it. My five year old and I did the quiz which you get on the way round and... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Looking at the museum from the outside we thought that this would be a quick visit, assuming that the building was only large enough for a limited display. Happy to say that we were totally wrong and for the price the quantity and quality of the exhibits was excellent. Not just a car museum, it was nice to see a... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Some really interesting cars, including a lot of very early cars. My favourite was the aquatic car. Really friendly and knowledgable staff. The bluebird exhibition and film was interesting - those cars/ boats were huge! Great activity for a rainy morning/ afternoon, we enjoyed it a lot. Good value for the ticket price.

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Thank laurenconway1986
BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review and five star rating. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit to our museum and thought us good value. We hope to welcome you again one day. More 

Barmouth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a recent trip to the lake district with my partner we decided to visit the lakeland motor museum, and were more than impressed. So glad we decided to add this visit to our trip.

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

We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit to our museum. Thank you for your lovely review and five star rating. We hope to welcome you again one day. More 

Kendal, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It would be easy to lose a few hours looking around, there is a lot packed in, and shows great range of vehicles, Old Fire Engine, old Bicycles, Motorbikes and various iconic cars. Don't imagine too many children would enjoy it. Also shop and cafe on site, although we never used the cafe.

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Thank Anne T
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 so much and hope to welcome you again one day. More 

scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I do like motor museums, and this is a good one. This has the added attraction of having the story of Donald Campbell/ Bluebird attached to it. Its a nice small museum, with interesting exhibits - have to say its very well packed, and a decent static display of bikes through the ages, with a segment on John Mc Guinness.... More 

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

We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit to our museum - thank you for your lovely review and five star rating. We hope to welcome you again one day. More 

Abingdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A well arranged museum which brought back so many memories of family owned cars from the past. A Jag XK140 brought back memories of driving one too fast and having a blow out. A ModelT van similar to one we have in family photos, owned by my grandfather.

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

We love hearing about the nostalgia the museum's collection inspires and everyone's personal recollections. Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to welcome you again one day. More 

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