THE BEACON Museum is looking for sports clubs to become involved in a very special exhibition.

From October, the attraction in Whitehaven will celebrate all that is great about Cumberland’s local sports scene, past and present.

Some clubs have already agreed to get on board, and more are now being invited to share in the celebration.

Clubs that can share any photographs, old memorabilia or artefacts should get in touch. Each week, the museum will highlight a particular sport on its social media, and clubs could be invited to send speakers to events running alongside the exhibition.

Cumberland Council Customer and Visitor Experience Manager, Heather Holmes, said: “We’re very excited about this show – it’s the first time we’ve had an exhibition dedicated to the local sporting community. It will be a real celebration of how grass roots sport is such an important part of our community life.

“We are interested in all sports, but in particular swimming, rugby, football, cricket, fell running, other traditional Cumbrian sports, and ‘all ability’ sports.”

Any clubs who would like to get involved, or find out more, should contact Museum Curator Alex Milner at, by Friday 14 July.