Discover the rich History of the Lakes

  •  The Armitt Collection – “The museum, gallery and reference library opens 7 days a week from 10.00am to 5.00pm except at Christmas. Enjoy changing exhibitions, interactive displays for families, activities and specialist talks to groups. The museum shop sells a diverse range of Made in Cumbria gifts as well as our own speciality gifts.”
  • Galava – “The Roman Fort of GALAVA, built as one of a series of fortified structures to protect the vital trade routes through Cumbria, was built around AD79, and made use of a strategic position, protected on two sides by water.”
  •  Honister Slate Mine– “Welcome to Honister, a unique award winning experience and Englands last remaining working slate mine.”
  •  The Cumberland Pencil Museum – “Enter the museum through a replica of the Seathwaite Mine, where graphite was first discovered, journey through the history of pencil making, marvel at the world’s longest pencil and finally relax in our coffee shop while the kids follow the quiz trail and express their creativity in the Drawing Zone. Open all year we are an ideal all weather attraction for all the family.”
  •  Castlerigg Stone Circle – “Castlerigg is perhaps the most atmospheric and dramatically sited of all British stone circles, with panoramic views and the mountains of Helvellyn and High Seat as a backdrop. It is also among the earliest British circles, raised in about 3000 BC during the Neolithic period.”
  •  Kendal Museum – “Founded in 1796, Kendal Museum’s fascinating collections include local archaeology, history, geology and a natural history collection from around the globe. We also have a changing programme of temporary exhibitions and displays , events, walks and talks”