Events and Workshops

Events and Workshops are Bookable online via the calendar.

Simply click your chosen day to see what is on, and select your chosen event to reserve your spaces via Eventbrite. 

Special Events

Chinese Cultural Trail

15 – 23 February 10 am – 4.30 pm

As part of our half term activities we have a free with entry to the museum, Chinese Cultural trail.

Discover unique cultural facts about China whilst traveling through the 5 floors of the museum to get to our oriental craft sessions.

Included with admission to the Beacon Museum

This is a drop in session no need to book.

Smugglers on the Solway: Beacon Maritime Stories

Tuesday 10 March at 2pm in the Light and Dark Gallery

Beacon Museum learning officer Alan Gillon will explore some of the stories and myths behind the maritime trade on the Cumbrian Coast.  Discover how the ancestor of one of Britain’s literary greats was caught smuggling on the Solway coast, or how traders developed secret hiding places in their homes and ships to keep goods out of reach of the customs officials. 

This talk will accompany a facilitated tour of the maritime exhibition Breaking the Waves 

This talk is accompanied by tea, coffee and mini bites, included with admission. 

Admission £5 p.p. all ages welcome. To book please call 01946 592302 or click ‘Contact Us’ above to book your spaces. 

Regular Weekly/ Monthly Events



  When : First Tuesday in the Month at 7.30pm (Unless otherwise stated)




Where: The Beacon Portal, West Strand, Whitehaven CA287LY




Who: All ages welcome + non members pay £2 upon entry


 If you would like to reserve a space on any of these events, please contact

01946 592302 to reserve a place, or press the ‘contact us’ link in the menu above to send an email.

Please be aware that all events for children must be supervised by a parent or legal guardian unless otherwise stated. Personal details will be retained for the purposes of the event only, and unless specified will be disposed of once the event is complete. Please see our privacy policy for further details 

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