Don't miss our new Autumn Craft Fayre with stalls, competitions and much more. Free entry to the Beacon Portal on the day between 10am and 4pm.

Crafting Remembrance: Recycled Poppies

20th October – 11th November

Create your own recycled poppy to add to the public display for remembrance weekend.  Bring your own plastic bottle and the museum team will help you transform it into a memorable poppy that recognizes the sacrifice and service of those who have served in past conflicts.

Free activity for all visitors during this period.
Admission charge for museum entry may apply

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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