Viewing Gallery

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

Use the powerful telescopes, object displays and our helpful, easy to read digital interactives to find out about the town and harbour of Whitehaven, its development and geology. 


  • Stunning panoramic views 
  • Harbour, Trade, Geology and  
  • Historic Whitehaven digital interactives 

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.

Find out how to make the most of your visit and plan your trip in advance on our Accessibility at the Museum page.

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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Roman soldier



Woman working in a factory


The Sellafield Story

changing times gallery


Changing Times