Our galleries and exhibitions are waiting for you to explore.

Discover the past, present and future at The Beacon Museum.

ENTRY to The Beacon Museum in Whitehaven will be FREE on four special access days across the rest of the year.

  • September 24th 

  • October 22nd

  • November 26th

  • December 31st


Between Whitehaven’s mines and harbour, this distinctive museum and arts venue tells the story of historic Copeland, an area set amongst the Lake District’s dramatic mountain and coastal landscapes.

Come and see what you can discover with our Interactive Exhibitions.

Absorb yourself in amazing coastal views from the iconic Viewing Gallery.




Currently our lift is out of order, therefore the Museum is only accessible via the stairwell. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Although Covid-19 related restrictions are being lifted from the 19th July, we would like to continue to keep staff, visitors and the community safe.

Our venue will continue to remain Covid secure with regular cleaning, hand sanitiser and advisory one-way systems in place.

The Beacon Portal

We are offering discounted rates, on selected dates, throughout September 2021. Please email thebeacon@copeland.gov.uk for more information.

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