Pupils from St Bees Village School, January 2013;
"Thank you for teaching us lots of different things about the Romans and the armour", Eve Ormond
"Thank you for teaching us about the Celts. Thank you for letting us go in the marvellous museum", Bethany Coombes-Goodfellow
"My favourite part of the day was visiting the museum and visiting the Work and Play area. I also enjoyed trying on the metal jacket - it was heavy. I liked looking at weapons and holding them", Alex Trunter
"I didn't want to leave the museum", Sammy Hall
"You're the best Roman teacher ever. I liked it so much I didn't want to leave because it was so fun...thank you for teaching us about Romans", Amber Levitt
"My favourite part of the day was when you were standing at the door dressed like a Roman. It was really funny when you made us march on the spot", Alice Walton
"My favourite part of the day was when Mrs Cruden smelt the nasty niffs and pulled a funny face", Ben Crone
"Along with my 5 yr old grand/d, attended Art and Craft sessions over school hols. Inspired to get involved in clay work, puppet making ,etc, etc. in attractive working area . Lively,happy atmosphere with support for the artistically challenged!. So impressed that we are signing up for future events. Thanks to all concerned." Sophie and Nana, x - August 2012
"This museum and gallery really is one of the best in the region" - Visit England Quality Assessor, May 2012
"This is good. I want to come here every day". Visitor, May 2012
"It’s a lovely experience with kids because there’s such a lot they can engage in. Brilliant." Visitor, May 2012
"A most interesting place. A lot of thought and trouble has gone into it, so much to hear and see that it will certainly mean many more visits!" E. and V Hambleton of Kendal.
"What a fascinating place! Lots of interactive activities for all ages". Marie Gower, aged 59!
"A wonderful overview of Oliver Messel’s talent - the show has all his elegance, charm, humour, character and glamour. I was very impressed by the information panels, which are a perfect introduction to his work and his world. Whitehaven is so lucky to have the chance to see such a marvellous selection of Messel’s work - London hasn’t seen so much for over 30 years!" Sarah Woodcock, Costume Historian about our recent exhibition, Oliver Messel - An International Story of Local Significance
I love the Beacon 10 out of 10. The dinosaurs were cool.
The lady who helped with my husband in a wheelchair was polite really helpful informative and considerate. Thank you.
The museum was nice with all the different things to see and do. Thank you for creating this museum. It was very exciting.
I love the view from the 4th floor and how interactive it all is
The second time I’ve went and its even better
Had a lot of fun for my age (DOB 10/4/1945, age 67)
2nd trip in 6 months, all the way from Chester. Boys aged 5 and 4 love it! Parents think the café is great too. No doubt we will be back!
One of the best exhibitions I have ever seen. Lots of interactives, things to read, pull and smell. I hardly noticed the dinosaurs! Very friendly staff. Well done – keep up the good work! (The Gartons family, Nottingham)
I am local but never been before. Brought my grandson to the dinosaur exhibit. Brilliant. Will come again
The man at reception was very nice and helpful. Promote him (he was Scottish)
Great fun and educational too. Well done. (Haddicks family from Annan, Scotland)
Once in a lifetime opportunity. Best day of my life
Great interactive museum, very fair admission price
I only came to see the dinosaur exhibit and didn’t realise how good the normal history exhibit was here and I live local! Thank you for this experience (Michelle Hodgson, Silloth)
Have lived in Whitehaven for 4 years and have never before visited Beacon to look around. I am glad I did today. I am impressed and would be happy to bring along visitors (T Goodwin, Hensingham)
"Our 2nd visit. Plenty to do. Best museum we have visited for a long time" Visitor Survey Aug 2010
"A very comprehensive and informative exhibit" Visitor Survey Aug 2010
"Good hands on exhibition for children" Visitor Survey Aug 2010
"First visit, really great." Mollie & Mai, age 7, Aug 2010
"Very interesting museum. Great balance between interactive activities and factual information." anon, Aug 2010
"Highly recommended, great time." Kenny MacShee, Oban, July 2010
"Beautiful and interestingly presented. Fun for the whole family. Work of a genius to arrange the exhibition like it is. Perfect." anon, March 2010
“A credit to Whitehaven” Paul, December 2009
“Excellent – First Class in every way!” M.G. November 2009
“Excellent – lots to see and do for all the children." Trish, October 2009
“Wow amazing, well worth time and money! Loved it.” Simon, October 2009
"The pupils in my class loved the experience. We thank the staff for supporting our WW2 topic". Orgill School, September 2009
"I live in Preston, this is my third visit. I find something new each time" Ellen, age 9