Discover the past, present and future at The Beacon Museum in Whitehaven…

 We are currently closed, but we will be open today: 10:00 – 16:30

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  • star rating  We visited on a wet day from camping hoping to kill some time indoors. We left five hours later and could have stayed longer.

    This is an amazing, interactive... read more

    862ianp
    July 30, 2022

    star rating  Fascinating place plus brilliant use of virtual reality (VR) decending a coal mine, the Lowther family routes in Cumbria and much more.

    SheilajgUk
    June 29, 2022
  • star rating  We are a couple and visited on a rainy day during the Platinum Jubilee. The admission price of £7 per adult was exceptional value for money.

    Very interactive... read more

    Y354ETmichaelc
    June 7, 2022

    star rating  We had a great time, very attentive staff lovely displays family fun must visit again!
    Even so it was a rainy day this museum made it all worth while... read more

    810charlesj
    June 3, 2022
  • star rating  We visited the Beacon Museum with our three children, aged 13, 11 and 8, whilst on holiday in the area. It was well worth the visit. The exhibits are... read more

    RachelSinger
    May 31, 2022

    star rating  A great experience, lots of interesting thing for children to explore, learning while playing. The views across the bay are fantastic. The staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.
    A wonderful... read more

    patmcmaster
    May 25, 2022
  • star rating  Great views from the tip floor. A interesting museum with friendly and informative staff. A cafe is also on the ground floor.

    MarylynF
    May 24, 2022

    star rating  We have been exploring Cumbria over the years and have visited most of the larger towns at various times. Whitehaven was one we'd not visited before so a leaflet... read more

    Staffspublover
    May 10, 2022
  • star rating  Went with s group from 10-2 plus adults. Everyone plenty to engage with. Two year old loved demolition in selafield exhibition, digging for treasure and playing with cars and giant... read more

    megansP9276EC
    April 13, 2022

    star rating  Fantastic few hours here. My 2 girls 4 and 6 loved it. There is so much to do. We did the craft activity which was about the Chinese New Year.... read more

    emma_beach
    February 24, 2022
  • star rating  A wonderful museum! Plan on spending a few hours both in the musuem and enjoying the spectacular views. The exhibits are very interesting and extrememly well done. ... read more

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    October 18, 2021

    star rating  A wonderful museum! Plan on spending a few hours both in the musuem and enjoying the spectacular views. The exhibits are very interesting and extrememly well done. ... read more

    P2818NYjimp
    October 18, 2021
  • star rating  the whole museum is very interesting and well worth a visit both for locals and visitors alike. only problem we had was the lift was out of order and as... read more

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    September 17, 2021

    star rating  Our kids had a fabulous time here. They spent HOURS going through all the exhibits. We were so impressed by the number and quality of the interactive exhibits. We've never... read more

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    September 4, 2021
  • star rating  Our kids had a fabulous time here. They spent HOURS going through all the exhibits. We were so impressed by the number and quality of the interactive exhibits. We've never... read more

    Kirstenaa
    September 4, 2021

    star rating  We visited the museum and was amazed at the different topics that were covered over the four floors. Many of the exhibits are brought in at different times so each... read more

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    September 1, 2021

Harbour & Town Trail

There is more to discover at Whitehaven Harbour!

Use the West Cumbria with the Beacon Museum App to find points of interest along the trail and the use the GPS enabled map to track your progress.