The Beacon originally opened to visitors back in July1996. In June 2008, after a major redevelopment, we were officially reopened by HRH Queen Elizabeth II.


We are now open after an exciting redisplay, incorporating the history of the nuclear industry in Copeland - "The Sellafield Story".


 *Special summer family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) - unlimited number of visits for 4 weeks from date of purchase for £15. Available to purchase from 19th July to 31st August 2014. Tickets non-transferable. Valid ID must be shown on repeat visits*


We continue to offer easy access, guided tours, room hire, group bookings, gallery exhibitions, events and activities. We even have educational services, and groups and clubs.



Come explore with us!


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The Beacon West Strand, Whitehaven, Cumbria CA28 7LY | 01946 592302 | thebeacon@copelandbc.gov.uk

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