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The Lakeland Motor Museum is a museum now located at Backbarrow, Cumbria, England which houses a collection of classic cars, motorcycles, bicycles, pedal cars and motoring related items and memorabilia and an exhibition dedicated to the land and water speed record activities of Sir Malcolm Campbell and his son Donald.
|Monday||9:30 AM – 5:30 PM|
|Tuesday||9:30 AM – 5:30 PM|
|Wednesday||9:30 AM – 5:30 PM|
|Thursday||9:30 AM – 5:30 PM|
|Friday||9:30 AM – 5:30 PM|
|Saturday||9:30 AM – 5:30 PM|
|Sunday||9:30 AM – 5:30 PM|
Visited as part of a combined ticket for a lake cruise and steam train ride. We got the free bus at Lakeside but had to wait 15 minutes for the arrival of a late boat. It is about a 10 minute drive to the museum. The museum was okay with lots to look at and some old arcade games. If you were into cars I'm sure it was super. The cafe offered a good choice of foods at reasonable prices.
This place is awesome. There are so many vintage and historical vehicles to see and other items as well. Such as windows kitted out with 60s fashion and other items from the era. Donald Campbell museum here as well with a replica of the bluebird and items belonging to Donald. There is a video presentation telling you all about him right up to when the bluebird crashes. This museum is disabled friendly. It has a lift for the second floor and disabled toilets and
Went hear due to the weather being bad but was pleasantly surprised at the amount of interesting things to look at. Fabulous selection of vintage cars, old petrol pumps and other items that were enjoyable and brought back fond memories of my childhood. Nice cafe with good food, out door area to sit if the weather is fine. I would have given 5stars if there would have been a consesion for older people.
I visited here with my daughter and 2 grandchildren 3 and 9. Excellent for adults and children alike. Children's treasure hunt was great with the reward of a medal at the finish. Every corner was of interest and little games for the children to play all the way. Staff were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble.
Took in a childhood toy as a donation and was given a free visit. Very friendly man but women on reception desk could do better to smile a bit more! There is a cafe but this is a bit pricey. Lovely museum with lots of exhibits and very varied. Well worth a visit
If you love cars then this is the place for you. Well located and loads of free parking. Buy your ticket in conjunction with the boat trip on Windermere and it's good value. Dog friendly too.
Brilliant attraction to wonder round, even if you're not particularly interested in cars. Lots of effort has gone into making this an interesting day out. There are many cars and bikes, and other historical tidbits to suit all ages. Great onsite cafe serving lots of delicious looking cakes and hot food. Will be back!
Lovely gem of an museum to visit. Full of interesting displays, including beautiful selections of cars and motorbikes - that should give a wow factor. I was really impressed with the museum layout. Hughly enjoyed the Malcolm and Donald Campbell- Bluebird exhibit. The staff were really friendly and helpful. Plus an really good restaurant for an well earned pit stop.
A very good reminder of past motoring from bicycles, motorcycles, cars, road signs, model cars (which ones did you play with?). They even had a tricycle that I had when I was young. Lots of people sharing their own memories. There's also the Bluebird Exhibition on the same site.
Nice place and very interesting. A fantastic collection of cars, bikes and collectibles. Not that expensive and you could get it cheaper if you going to the other places near by.
The main reason I'm rating a 1 star is because nobody told us there was another building with a bluebird replica in and other displays, so we didn't get out monies worth. Plus the vehicles were nearly all crammed in next to each other so you couldn't walk around them and have a good look from all angles or even get a decent photo without having a bunch of motorbikes or other vehicles right up against them. Really annoyed about not being told about the other building though, that's what you pay for, to see everything.
Excellent museum for car and bike lovers. You'll need a minimum of 4 hours to enjoy everything and you need to make time for the "Bluebird" water and land speed area. The first time we visited we spent a whole day from 10am till close at 5:30pm there is so much to take in. The cafe food is quality too. Every time we go (once/twice a year there is always something new to see. An excellent day out and great value for money. Highly recommended.
Just the usual range of classic and vintage cars. Quite well displayed. Very good Donald Camble display in a separate large unit. Has a separate cafe selling soup snacks cakes coffee etc. Prepare to spend maybe up to two hours here to see all the displays
Been meaning to go for ages and it is well worth a trip. Though is only half a day of your time. The bluebird exhibition is a great add on and very interesting. Enough to keep children entertained too and there is a quiz to fill out. Gift shop had a large variety of items to choose from The cafe is spacious and jas a good range of food and drink. It also has a lovely view over the river. You can probably see the trains from Haverthwaite pass by when they are running.
A wealth of cars, bikes and memorabilia crammed into a relatively small area. Some interesting exhibits, some are like show cars but most are just tidy examples of a used car. Overall it's well worth a visit and there is a lot of stuff in there but just difficult to appreciate is due to how crammed it is. Fair play for enthusiastic people taking the time and effort to do things like this.
Fantastic place. So much to see, you will need to allow plenty of time to take it all in. Very clean and well presented. Good parking and it is free. On site cafe with a good menu, tasty fayre and friendly staff. After a long drive my wife and I started with a drink and cake before our tour of the museum. Later on before we left for our return journey, we had a more substantial meal. Would definately recommend a visit.
Great collection and fantastic information on each piece. Go if you love motors, or take someone who loves motors, you score some serious brownie points. The car park outside is free (which is unlike other museums I've been to). You may think it's quite small (and it isn't the biggest museum) but it's very densely packed with lots of information on each and every vehicle on display). It took about 2 hours to slowly look at all the displays, but I could have taken double that ;-)
Fantastic collection of bike and vehicles of all shapes and sizes, with special exhibits on the Campbell land and water speed record breaking dynasty and other aspects of local history. Great for the engineer, the child with a love of cars and anyone looking for something interesting to do on a wet day!
A great museum with rare finds and a fab cafe with great local food and good coffee. Perfect place to spend some time even if you are not a petrol head.
Loved the museum, perfect for all ages, a quiz for children to do. Cars, bikes, cycles, etc Exhibition of the Bluebird. Cafe next to museum, overlooking the river Leven, perfect location. WELL WORTH A VISIT.
Second visit with my grandson. Very interesting museum. Nice tea room overlooks the river. Blue Bird exhibition was great. Such a lot to see.
I have to admit, I really enjoyed visiting this place. They had so much to look at that I found myself waking round a second time. It is clear to see the love that hey have put into this place. So much time and effort has gone into this place, which adds to a really enjoyable experience. They get 5 stars from me and I will be visiting this place again. For those of you in a wheelchair you have nothing to worry about :)