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Lakeland Motor Museum

Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow LA12 8TA, England
+44 15395 30400
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Chillout breakaway

While staying near Windermere. We visited the motor museum where they had a display about Donald... read more

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PatriciaCoyle
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Great place for all ages

As a family group of 3 generations with dogs this place was great! Excellent displays with quiz for... read more

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The Lakeland Motor Museum nestles in the picturesque Leven Valley, at Backbarrow, close to the southern tip of Lake Windermere in the beautiful English Lake District.This thought-provoking attraction provides a perfect 'whatever the weather', all year venue, which entertains and enthrals all ages.Our free educational quiz helps pass on knowledge and understanding.We offer combined ticketing with Windermere Lake Cruises and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway.The museum's adjacent Cafe Ambio has a beautiful riverside setting and our welcoming gift shop is among the best of places to find the perfect present for any occasion.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow LA12 8TA, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

While staying near Windermere. We visited the motor museum where they had a display about Donald Campbell and the bluebird. Thoroughly enjoyed looking at the various vehicles bringing back memories. Would definitely visit there again

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As a family group of 3 generations with dogs this place was great! Excellent displays with quiz for the kids to keep them entertained. Dogs were welcome in the museum. Reasonable price on family ticket. Cafe next door was really good - and also dog...More

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BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review and recommendation. We're delighted the whole family enjoyed your visit to our museum . We hope to welcome you all again one day

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Plenty of cars to see (you cannot touch majority and cannot climb into any for preservation reasons). Good variety going right from their invention to some late 20th century cars, a boat car, older electric cars, motorcycles. There are also plenty of old signs and...More

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BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review and five star rating of our museum. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you again one day.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Having read the review which stated worst ever, took 30mins to go round I did think twice. Having been round I can only assume he had a bag on his head or was blind. It is a well designed and laid out place. Wheelchair and...More

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BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review, recommendation and five star rating of our museum. We're delighted you did think twice and took the chance on visiting us. We're very pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you again one day.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is only small, book online and saves money.We did the boat from Bowness, shuttle bus, did the museum, which took about an hour and a half, had a snack in the cafe-both excellent.Loads of interesting motorbikes, cars, scooter, toys etc in the museum.Then we...More

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BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review and five star rating of our museum. As you'd pointed out, there is a shuttle bus between the museum and Lakeside, which is the location of the boat terminal and Aquarium, so you should be able to avail of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If your into car/bikes it’s well worth a visit. I really enjoyed going around. My wife also said she found it interesting. There are lots to look at. Some of the exhibits bought back some lovely memories. We also went to the cafe. We had...More

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BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review and five star rating of our museum. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you again one day.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went yesterday with Grandsons aged 9 and 7 and their parents as they are on holiday here in the Lakes. Nice to find such a variety of cars, cycles, motorcycles, pedal cars and Automobiilia. In addition there is an exhibition dedicated to Malcolm and Donald...More

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BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review and five star rating of our museum. We're delighted the whole family enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you again one day.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went after our friends from Australia who spotted it on the internet. Can’t believe we’ve never been even though we only live 20minutes away. Superb way to spend a few hours incredible exhibits especially if your of a certain age to recognise bikes and cars...More

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BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review and recommendations. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit to our museum. We hope to welcome you again one day

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An extensive range of all types of motors. My husband is a real petrolhead and was really impressed although he was extremely disappointed that he couldn’t get near the Colin Macrae focus as it was up on a ledge in the rafters. Great shop and...More

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BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review We're delighted you enjoyed your visit to our museum. We hope to welcome you again one day

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great to saunter around.... loving the TVRs.... finished off with a great coffee and a lakeside view. Campbell exbo was top notch !

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BluebirdC, Public Relations at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit to our museum . We hope to welcome you again one day

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Jnb3805
11 July 2017|
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Response from BluebirdC | Property representative |
Thanks for the question. We receive a lot of visiting children, both families and schools who enjoy the Museum. We offer a free children's quiz which is well suited to this age range - children receive a medal for doing the... More
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Sheila J
28 June 2017|
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Yes we have nearly 90 motorcycles (including scooters). The earliest is 1905 and we have a wide range, though no Japanese bikes from the 80s and 90s.
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Hi, We welcome photography, and are happy to share visitors photos on our social media. Yes we like to know when it's for commercial reasons. I've answered the reviewer's comments in detail in their reply, but suffice to say... More
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