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Address: Robinsons School Middlegate, Penrith CA11 7PT, England
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+44 1768 212228
10:00 - 16:00
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Lovely wee spot

The museum is small but interesting. Nice for a quick visit. The tourist information was very helpful.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 November 2016
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Worth going to see what the old market town was like.brings back good memories.situated on the Main Street so the parking is restricted.if touring the area defo worth going.

Thank Bruce R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

The museum is small but interesting. Nice for a quick visit. The tourist information was very helpful.

Thank Matanat
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

A small museum attached to the information office .Local artefacts but a display cabinet all about the ' Monocled Mutineer ' is of more general interest.

Thank duffer432014
Lymm, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Interesting and with enough to keep you interested for an hour or so. There were a number of items from WW1 and a number of geological exhibits/

Thank LakinTIA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Visited here by accident as was actually wanting info from the information centre, and the museum is also part of that, it was free of charge, some very interesting facts about the area

1 Thank djm2010
Thurso, United Kingdom
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221 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

Free to visit. It is very small with a variety of artefacts. As well as the history of the area there is a section on the geology of the Eden valley.

Thank morvenscaraben
Penrith, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Went to infant school here and visiting museum brought back happy memories of those times. Visited with family who were here on holiday. The museum is housed in a small, ancient and quaint building making it easy to navigate. there are many local historical finds and plenty of information relating to exhibits and artefacts. The tourist information office is housed... More 

Thank Caloush
Cramlington, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

A lovely little gem in central Penrith. We came across this by accident and the displays were great and there were plenty of activities for the kids, colouring, crafts etc. A great way to kill an hour or two. Far better than a trip to reghead!

Thank Samantha P
Llanbedr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

My wife and I visited this informative tourist information centre and fascinating museum following our visit to Penrith Castle. We were warmly welcomed by friendly and knowledgeable staff and were presented with a number of excellent leaflets and guides (some we bought) on the lovely market town of Penrith and the Eden Valley. We enjoyed their small shop and picked... More 

2 Thank Rhys J
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

We visited today for the first time and found a quirky and interesting eclectic collection, encompassing local history geography and geology as well as interesting artefacts. As it is also the tourist information office it is a source of information for the entire Lakes area as well as further afield. With pleasant staff and a free attraction this lttle historic... More 

Thank bdon257

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