We want everyone to enjoy what we offer and we’re here to help you make the most of your visit. We look forward to welcoming you to the Museum.

General information

The Beacon Museum was purpose-built with access for all in mind.

All floors except our Pop Gallery Mezzanine are accessible to wheelchair users and our exhibitions are user-friendly for all ages and abilities.


  • Induction loop system at Reception, all audio presentations
  • Wheelchair accessible toilets
  • Subtitled video presentations
  • Tactile directional signage
  • Transcripts of audios and oral history presentations
  • Staff guide to accompany visitors available at pre-arranged request
  • Large print information.

Get in touch

We are happy to help with planning your visit. Please contact us for further information on Accessibility:

The Beacon Museum
West Strand, Whitehaven, Cumbria CA28 7LY
01946 592302

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Pop Culture Gallery


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