Welcome to The Beacon Museum

We are currently not open for the remainder of the day, however we are open tomorrow at 11:00.

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WHAT’S ON

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EXHIBITION

27 April 2024 – 13 July 2024 

MAY THE TOYS BE WITH YOU

The force is strong at The Beacon Museum! From a galaxy far, far away comes an absolute must-see exhibition of one of the UK’s finest collections of vintage Star Wars toys and original cinema posters.

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EXHIBITION

27 April 2024 -23 June 2024

SECOND THOUGHTS BY FABRICATE

A community exhibition brought to you by local textile group Fabricate. View a collection of fibre artworks made from recycled materials.

Image credit: Fabricate

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EVENTS AT THE PORTAL

26 May 2024

BEGINNER’S HALF-DAY GLASS FUSING WORKSHOP

Join us at The Beacon Portal for a beginners half day glass fusing course. Learn a new skill and have fun being creative with hands on instruction and guidance. Make up to two dishes and a hanging with your very own designs.

 

Cumberland Sports exihibition image showing a bust of the head of Cumbrian Fell Runner, Joss Naylor

May the Toys be With You

The force is strong at The Beacon Museum! From a galaxy far, far away comes an absolute must-see exhibition of one of the UK’s finest collections of vintage Star Wars toys and original cinema posters

27 April 2024 – 13 July 2024 | The Harbour Gallery

Image credit: Fox Exhibitions

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YOUR VISIT

Discover our past, present and future.

VISIT

Everything you need to know on visiting The Beacon Museum. 

GALLERIES

Whether you’re 4 or 104, there is something for everyone to enjoy at The Beacon Museum.

HOWLING WOLF ARTISAN BAKERY AND CAFE

Sit back and relax with family and friends and enjoy a delicious bite to eat in the Café.

THE BEACON PORTAL

Looking to hire a room? Well look no further.

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HARBOUR AND 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.