Mini-Golf Cumberland exhibition to open at The Beacon Museum

Get your putters at the ready for the opening of a new family-friendly experience at The Beacon Museum, Whitehaven.

Mini-Golf Cumberland opens in time for the start of the October half-term – this Saturday (21 October) – and includes a playable 9-hole mini golf course in the Harbour Gallery, with each hole based on a Cumberland landmark.

Carlisle Castle, Castlerigg stone circle, Senhouse Roman museum in Maryport, Millom railway station, Whitehaven harbour, Hadrian’s wall, Eskdale mill, St Bees lighthouse, Florence Mine in Egremont are all featured.

Each location includes information about the history of the site and what it’s used for today.

The mini golf holes have been special built for The Beacon Museum by local carpenter Alan Hawkins.

There is no additional cost for the mini golf, it is included in the museum admission, but booking is required for the exhibition.

Book your 15 minutes slot via The Beacon’s website:

The Mini-Golf Cumberland exhibition is running between Saturday 21 October and 15 April 2024 in the Harbour Gallery.

Councillor Anne Quilter, Cumberland Council’s Executive Member for Vibrant and Healthy Places, said:

“The new Mini-Golf Cumberland exhibition is a great way for children and adults of all ages to find out about the history of key landmarks within the Cumberland area in a fun and interactive way.

“Alongside the Cumberland Sports exhibition, it makes The Beacon Museum a must-see venue over autumn. Make a visit and find out more about our rich heritage in a family friendly setting.”

An interactive showcase of Cumberland sports is also on display at The Beacon Museum.

Hosted within the Light and Dark gallery, the Cumberland Sports exhibition provides a fascinating insight into the area’s sporting clubs. From Cumberland wrestling to traditional hound trailing.

This exhibition that has been drawn together by The Beacon Museum’s own curator, Alex Milner with the close involvement of a variety of sporting clubs based in the Cumberland area.

A selection of sports includes aikido, athletics, cricket, cycling, fell/mountain running, karate, rowing, squash, swimming, traditional hound trailing and triathlons.

Cumberland Sports remains open to visitors until 7 January.