For Immediate Release

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

Cumbria County Council has funded the four events, meaning anyone can come along and enjoy a day filled with interactive exhibits, scientific discovery and fascinating local history.

“Free Fridays” at the Beacon Museum are on:

  • September 24
  • October 22
  • November 26
  • December 31

Councillor Steven Morgan, Copeland’s portfolio holder for The Beacon Museum, said: “We’re delighted to have been able to offer free access for everyone on these special days.
“It’s part of helping the tourism economy to reboot post-Covid, and of showing more people our fascinating heritage, beautiful harbour and lovely towns. I hope lots of people take advantage and enjoy a full day of fun at the Beacon Museum.”
The entire four floors of discovery and history will be open at the harbourside attraction. They can also play a Roman board game, present a weather forecast or steer a digital ship. There is a chance to learn about the Lowther dynasty through the animated family timeline, play digital dress-up and discover more about the history and science of the Sellafield site.Rediscover Copeland,  a photographic trip through Copeland in the 50s and 60s, is running in the museum’s Harbour Gallery until October 3.

Visitors could combine their trip with an interactive history walk around the local area. The museum’s free app – West Cumbria with the Beacon Museum – guides users on walks around Whitehaven, or a drive around West Cumbria, seeking out exciting augmented reality characters and interesting content along the way.
For more information, contact the Beacon Museum on 01946 593020, or visit https://thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk/