Breaking the Waves

25 January – 31 May 2020


A new exhibition that features the dramatic history of Whitehaven harbour, through artwork, photography and marine artefacts.

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Discover the past, present and future at the Beacon Museum, Whitehaven. Situated between the Georgian town’s iconic mines and harbour, this museum and art gallery tells the story of historic Copeland, which boasts two world heritage sites set amongst the Lake District’s dramatic mountain and coastal landscapes.

From Viking silver to Victorian trading ships, a vibrant collection of historic objects and artwork is accompanied by a blend of local and touring exhibitions throughout the year.

Science lovers can delve into the living heritage of the west Cumbrian nuclear industry within the interactive Sellafield Story exhibition, and revellers can take in the best view in Whitehaven from the panoramic viewing gallery.


The best of the west is here at the Beacon Museum

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

Collaborative partners


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