Getting to the Beacon Museum

Western Cumbria

Whitehaven Town Centre

     By Car

  • Whitehaven is one of Britain’s most pristinely preserved Georgian harbour towns-easily accessible by the A595/A66 road from Penrith (1hr 15 mins) Carlisle (1 hr) Keswick (45 mins) Cockermouth (30 mins) and Workington (20 mins). The Beacon Museum is visible from across the town as the iconic landmark on the west strand of the harbour.

    When arranging your visit, please allow 2 to 3 hours for your parking and travel arrangements. You can use your entry wristband to come and go as you please during the day.

    The Beacon Museum has parking onsite with a pay and display car park owned by Copeland Borough Council. Quay street south car park lies towards the town centre, whilst Wellington pay and display car park is 100m past the museum. (Not to be mistaken for the private harbour owned car park immediately after the museum). The Multi storey car park on Swingpump lane is open to the public only at weekends.


    By Train

  • You can access Whitehaven by train from the station at the other end of the harbour. Timetables and routes are viewable by following the link below. The 10-15 minute stroll from the railway station will reveal one of Britain’s most immaculately conserved Georgian marinas.

    Train Timetables


    By Bus

  • Bus routes and drop-off points are shown on the map, but for full route information please follow the link below

    Bus Timetables



    For More Information on the Area

  • For more information on visiting Whitehaven and the wider Copeland area, you can visit the following websites.

    Visit Whitehaven Visit Western Cumbria

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