A Brave New World

The Armistice and Beyond

  Oct – 11 Nov 2018

Brick Dinos: Running until 30 September 2018

Brick Dinos is a new exhibition for 2018 of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures built of LEGO® bricks, designed by Warren Elsmore and his team. From tiny insects to a raptor-like masiakasaurus that’s four metres long, Brick Dinos has been built in consultation with a leading palaeontologist to ensure that all models are as accurate as possible based on current knowledge.


2nd Tuesday of each Month, 2 – 3.30pm.


The Beacon Portal, West Strand, Whitehaven.


Anyone over 16 welcome.

What is it? 

Meet with friends, chat, and listen to interesting local people on a range of topics.
Plus! Nibble on sweet treats with tea and coffee at each event.

How much?

£4.50 per session. Includes all refreshments and talks. Booking recommended.

Autumn Programme

Tuesday 9 October
The Returning Heroes of the Western Front

Some intriguing personal stories that help to highlight the WW1 Armistice and beyond to coincide with the new WW1 exhibition at the Beacon Museum. By Joseph Ritson

Tuesday 13 November
An Introduction to the American West

Separate the myth from the fascinating reality behind the American ‘Wild West’.
By Col. Tom McMullen

Tuesday 11 December
Cumbrian Songs and Stories

A repertoire of Cumbrian folk song, spoken word and a few Christmas folk pieces to put you in festive spirits.
By performer and storyteller Steve Wharton

Opening Hours

Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4:30pm
&  Mondays during school holidays
(last admission 3:45pm).

Sunday 11am- 4pm (last admission 3.15pm)


The Beacon
West Strand, Whitehaven, Cumbria.
CA28 7LY.


Stick around

There are lots of things to do in Whitehaven and the surrounding area to help you make the most of your visit.

The Bistro
The Beacon shop
Things to do in the area

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