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The Rum Story

27 Lowther Street, Whitehaven CA28 7DN, England
+44 1946 592933
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Ideal for kids

Located on the main street it would be easy to miss as it is a shop selling alcohol etc with the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
2010mustang
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
What a great place!

A super place to visit, lots of interactivity and a great story to tell. We spent a very enjoyable... read more

Reviewed May 5, 2018
Peta B
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York, United Kingdom
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27 Lowther Street, Whitehaven CA28 7DN, England
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+44 1946 592933
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"slave trade"
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"well worth a visit"
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"jefferson family"
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"hidden gem"
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"gift shop"
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"small attraction"
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"royal navy"
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"scones"
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"sugar cane"
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"west indies"
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"rainy day"
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"couple of hours"
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"great visit"
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"the main street"
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"interesting information"
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"an excellent place"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located on the main street it would be easy to miss as it is a shop selling alcohol etc with the museum and gift shop at the back. Very interesting history but felt it was more suited for kids. Cafe was very clean and reasonably...More

1  Thank 2010mustang
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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

A super place to visit, lots of interactivity and a great story to tell. We spent a very enjoyable time here whilst visiting the area

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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Great cafe, also really enjoyable place. Great explanation of how rum started becoming popular. Also tells you about how the slave ships travelled from Africa to America and how the slaves felt. Tells you about how the Jefferson's lived as well. Overall an excellent place...More

Thank Harrison F
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Reviewed April 7, 2018

Whitehaven is a bit out of the away but as a town in itself is quite interesting and the harbour well worth a visit. If you do find that you are nearby or want a trip out the then the Rum Story is a must....More

Thank Peter R
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Reviewed April 7, 2018

We went here with our two daughters (ages 12 + 9) and I was concerned that they would be bored but it was fantastic. Well worth a visit. Really interesting and informative, with good displays. Lovely café and shop too!

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Reviewed April 7, 2018

Great place to get a bit of history about the production of rum and the brutal slavery involved in the process and the Jeffersons from Whitehaven who were involved in the trade..overall great place to visit..and a tot at the end...

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Reviewed April 7, 2018

Tucked away in the old cellars very interesting and informative of how the rum came to Whitehaven and the Jefferson family story. Some parts interactive so would imagine Children would also enjoy. Fairly priced at £5.95 for adults and tot of rum at end!

Thank Kim B
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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit, and disabled (wheelchair friendly) just brilliant, had lunch in the cafe, the lady was lovely, highly recommended

Thank Jacqui M
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

loved this quirky little place tucked in one of the main streets in Whitehaven. Not expected to come across it at all but was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed my visit.

Thank JDYish
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Louise M, Front Office Manager at The Rum Story, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to write us this review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to us here in Whitehaven and look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

Visited this tour yesterday on my own, had the whole place to myself which was fab. Very interesting exhibit all about the slave/rum trade and got to try a tot of the rum produced at the end of the tour. I also purchased a bottle...More

2  Thank Sammigr
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lian271983
May 28, 2018|
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Ann B
September 18, 2017|
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There are a number of pay and display car parks within a short walking distance of the Rum Story in the harbour area. The multi storey car park is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays and offers the 1st hours parking... More
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srobz68
May 6, 2015|
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Yes! The rum story has lift access to all floors.
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