The Beacon

The Beacon,
West Strand,
CA28 7LY

Getting here

Whether it be by car, bus, train and bike, there are many easy and convenient routes to get to us. Feel free to call us if you would like any help or advise when visiting.

By Car

Travelling north from Millom and Muncaster, follow the A595 North. When approaching Whitehaven the Museum is signposted by brown AA heritage road signs.
Travelling South from Carlisle or across country from Penrith and Keswick, follow the A66 to Cockermouth which then joins the A595 straight through to Whitehaven. The one way system in the town centre, leads direct to the Harbour and the Beacon Museum.

By Bus

Whitehaven is easily connected to by bus. Timetables can be downloaded from here.

By Train

Whitehaven’s train station is 15 minutes gentle stroll around the picturesque sea harbour, around to the Beacon Museum. A stunning journey with the train line hugging close to the coastline as it travels north to Carlisle and south to Barrow-in-Furness and Grange-over-Sands. Timetables can be found here.

By bike

Whitehaven is host to the start of the famous C2C cycle route an epic 140miles cross country cycle route from Whitehaven to Tynemouth. Many visitors call into the Museum the day before the epic cycle ride the Museum can be seen from the starting point on the harbours edge. Many local cycle paths lead to Whitehaven. The C2C route can be found here.


Easy Access

The Beacon was purpose-built with access for all in mind. All 5 floors are accessible to wheelchair users and our exhibitions are user-friendly for all ages and abilities.

  • Fully wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair loan
  • Induction loop system at Reception, all audio presentations and Activity Room
  • Wheelchair accessible toilets
  • Subtitled video presentations
  • Tactile directional signage
  • Transcripts of audios and oral history presentations
  • Staff guide to accompany visitors with visual or hearing impairments
  • Large print information


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