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.

Talking Tuesday: The story of HMS Volcano

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

Please note the topic for this talk has changed to tie in with upcoming VE day commemorations.

Beacon Museum learning officer Alan Gillon will explore the history of the little known Naval site called HMS Volcano, which was based at Holmrook Hall during World War 2. This top secret site was primarily used to create and test explosives in prepartion for the D-Day naval landings. Alan will unpack some stories from the site that have emerged from recent research and first hand accounts.

This talk will accompany a facilitated tour of the maritime exhibition Breaking the Waves and includes access to the gallery.

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.

Free entry weekend for Copeland residents: 14/15 March

On Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 March, the Beacon Museum will be free to enter for Copeland residents in celebration of British Science Week.

To celebrate science, technology, engineering and maths, the museum will also be hosting a range of bookable workshops and activities across the weekend that celebrate the wonders of science.

Check out our events page in coming days to see a full listing of bookable activities, from road testing brand new Virtual Reality experiences, and demonstrations of elephants toothpaste!!

What’s more Copeland residents can take in 2 free exhibitions currently on show, with the final weekend of the stunning Portrait of Cumbria exhibition by photographer Phil Rigby, and the story of Whitehaven harbour exhibition Breaking the Waves.

Simply bring proof of address within Copeland to gain free entry. No membership is required and free entry does not extend

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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