Our Galleries


Up on the Mezzanine level is the Pop Culture Gallery. Take a trip back in the not-too-distant past; discover toys, ride a Chopper bike and present the weather forecast!

viewing gallery at beacon museum

Viewing Gallery

Be amazed by what you can discover from the stunning 4th floor Viewing Gallery.

Copeland’s Changing Times

Discover how Copeland evolved through time and the development of Whitehaven from a small fishing hamlet to one of the most important ports in the country, led by the Lowther family.

changing times gallery
changing times gallery

VR Mine Experience

Grab your lamp and pick axe and go ‘down pit’ in our virtual reality mine experience.

The Sellafield Story

The Sellafield floor is currently closed for refurbishment. 

Discover the story of how West Cumbria supported the war effort, and afterwards, how new technology was pioneered right here to give the UK a nuclear deterrent.