Events and Workshops

Various Dates during December (See Below)

Every weekend in December starting from Saturday 1 December

Then from Wednesday 19 to Sunday 23 December

Each day between 11am and 4pm

£5 per child and includes gift from Santa and a workshop creation.

Admission to museum included for participants, but please be aware parents may need to pay admission. Our Copeland Pass allows Copeland residents entry into the museum for free.

28 December - 6 January

This is the perfect remedy for those post Christmas blues with an Antarctic workshop full of feathered fun!

You may have already heard of Happy Feet, but prepare yourself for a plastic penguin parade like no other as we help you turn your Christmas leftover waste into a colony of scrappy seabirds!

Create one for yourself, and one to add to the Scrappy Feet penguin colony that will go on show at the museum during early January.

You are welcome to bring selected items of recycled waste to include in your creations, although material will be avaialble to support you.


2nd Tuesday of each Month, 2 – 3.30pm.

The Beacon Portal, West Strand, Whitehaven.

Anyone over 16 welcome.

What is it?
Meet with friends, chat, and listen to interesting local people on a range of topics.
Plus! Nibble on sweet treats with tea and coffee at each event.

How much?
£4.50 per session. Includes all refreshments and talks. Booking recommended.

Autumn Programme

Tuesday 9 October
The Returning Heroes of the Western Front
Some intriguing personal stories that help to highlight the WW1 Armistice and beyond to coincide with the new WW1 exhibition at the Beacon Museum. By Joseph Ritson

Tuesday 13 November
An Introduction to the American West
Separate the myth from the fascinating reality behind the American ‘Wild West’.
By Col. Tom McMullen

Tuesday 11 December
Cumbrian Songs and Stories
A repertoire of Cumbrian folk song, spoken word and a few Christmas folk pieces to put you in festive spirits.
By performer and storyteller Steve Wharton

 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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