Ulverston is a market town and a civil parish in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria, England. In the 2001 census the parish had a population of 11,524, increasing at the 2011 census to 11,678. Historically in Lancashire, it lies a few miles south of the Lake District National Park and just north-west of Morecambe Bay, within the Furness Peninsula. Lancaster is 51 miles (82 km) to the east, Barrow-in-Furness 8 miles (13 km) to the south-west and Kendal 33 miles (53 km) to the north-east.
The name Ulverston, first recorded as Ulurestun in the Domesday Book of 1086, consists of two elements. The first is either an Old Norse personal name, Úlfarr, or the Old English Wulfhere. The second is the Old English tūn, meaning farmstead or village. The personal names Úlfarr and Wulfhere both imply "wolf warrior" or "wolf army", which explains the presence of a wolf on the town's coat of arms. The loss of the initial W in Wulfhere can be linked to the historical Scandinavian influence in the region. Locally, the town has traditionally been known as Oostan. Other variants include Oluestonam (1127), and Uluereston (1189).
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Rob Speirs | Mar 13, 2018
A small museum dedicated to the work of Laurel and Hardy. Placed on the heart of Ulverston and shares the building of the Roxy cinema. You are able to watch some of the original show of laurel and hardy along with many items of memorabilia around to look at. You can also read about the history of the actors. The staff are also very knowledgeable about Laurel and Hardy and can answer just about any question you have. There is also the option to buy a selection of times form the gift shop.
April j | Apr 17, 2018
My kids loved it! The guy was very nice and welcoming! My son is a big Hardy Fan. So he loved it!
Kris Tomkinson | Oct 6, 2017
Well worth a visit. Probably is a bit dated now but not an extortionate entry price to get in either so excellent value for money. Was great to see with my wife and daughter. Some lovely pictures of the boys and memorabilia. Was really nice to sit there and watch one of their films too. Nice little touch. Will hopefully get up there for one of the comedy nights. Their memory lives on.
John E'Boy | Apr 9, 2018
Its just brilliant. You can spend the entire day watching Laurel and Hardy films whilst having a beer. Beat that!!!!
Brian Bewry | Mar 22, 2018
It's very small but a lot to see , loads of litriture , photos ,props, and memrobilia, if you're a Laurel and Hardy fan it's definitely worth going to, Stan's birth place is 5 minutes walk from there too.
David Cook | May 3, 2018
Big Stan Laurel fan. Loved it - so personal. Wandering through you feel connected to the man who made you laugh. Perfect
Paul Ivison | Jun 27, 2018
Very nice small museum. Lovely tribute to Stan. Managed on a shoe string budget. So come on people it needs your support.!
Andy Carpenter | May 29, 2018
Fantastic if you are a fan. Lots of memorabilia and films showing all day. Cafe and drinks bar inside. Staff very friendly and helpful.
Warren Shims | Jul 25, 2018
Best £5 ive ever spent. I was actually crying with laughter. My children 22 and 25 and other family members loved it. Managed to watch 2 short films and had a cuppa tea while watching. Brilliant brilliant brilliant.
Sarah Swanson | Jul 16, 2018
A small museum - pretty much one room really - with an interesting history of the partnership plus a lot of memorabilia of greater and lesser tackiness. Here because Ulverston is the birthplace of Stan Laurel.
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