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Lakeland Motor Museum

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

Very easy to find ,great set up ,,the cars the bikes etc all set out great the Donald Campbell... read more

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Djlfc
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Widnes, United Kingdom
Very nice trip down memory lane

Lots of things to see and having a long time interest in cars and bikes it was a joy to see so many... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
SimonNahk
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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow LA12 8TA, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Very easy to find ,great set up ,,the cars the bikes etc all set out great the Donald Campbell display was awesome worth every penny ,then on to Coniston pay respects ,brilliant ..

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lots of things to see and having a long time interest in cars and bikes it was a joy to see so many well kept examples. Not only the classics but also a Ford Capri and mini metro. Lots of very tidy bikes. We also...More

Thank SimonNahk
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BluebirdC, Director of Sales at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are delighted that you enjoyed both your visit to the museum and your visit down Memory Lane. We do accommodate dogs and also we do not charge them for entry.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

A varied collection of push bikes, motor cycles, racing bikes, scooters, cars and motoring branded items. The highlight has to be the bluebird land and water speed record vehicles located in a separate building. Parking is free, there is a cafe onsite which overlooks a...More

Thank Craig D
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BluebirdC, Director of Sales at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Our Bluebird Exhibition is most certianly a great addition to the museum, thanks for your 5 star review Craig

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Been meaning to come here for the last three years,I certainly should of come sooner.highly recommend it.there is all sorts of bikes and cars.worth every penny

Thank karl s
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BluebirdC, Director of Sales at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for your review Karl, we are thrilled that you did make it to us after 3 years and delighted that we did not disappoint

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Took in the Motor Museum as part of a Windermere cruise. The joint ticket worked out slightly cheaper than buying separate tickets. I am not a motor vehicle fanatic but my husband is but what a visit we had. Absolutely fascinating, cars, bikes, motor bikes,...More

Thank BettyBoop59
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BluebirdC, Director of Sales at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We have many visitors who come to the museum, to 'accompany a car fanatic' and the response we get from these visitors, is that we are much more than a Motor Museum. Thanks so much for your lovely review and we hope to welcome you...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Lakeland Motor Museum is a 'must do' if you are in the South Lakes. Not just a collection of cars, but motor cycles, TT experience, toys bikes and fashion through the ages. So there is something for all the family. The museum shop has...More

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BluebirdC, Director of Sales at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for your HIGHLY RECOMMENDED review Tony, we agree its a 'must do' for all of the family

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Been meaning to visit for ages. No car but caught a couple of local buses from Kendal and there we were. Such a lovely location. The view from the alfresco dining area of the attached cafe was beautiful. The gift shop and museum itself were...More

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BluebirdC, Director of Sales at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are ideally located on a popular bus route, which enables vistors to arrive on public transport. Thanks for your visit from Kendal and also for your wonderful review and recommendation

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed seeing the wide range of bikes, motorbikes (Vespas to Vincents), cars (De Lorien to Trabant) and other memorabilia. BUT the jewel in the crown was Chris. Not only did he know about the exhibits in enormous depth (including the one tractor) and...More

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BluebirdC, Director of Sales at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks Josh We agree Chris has an amazing talent to retain so much information on all of our exhibits, and talk to our visitors shoudl they want more information

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with my husband and son, they both loved it and I loved looking at their amused faces.A lot of vehicles from different eras, all well maintained. Also worth getting a combined ticket for the museum and the railway and there is a shutter bus...More

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BluebirdC, Director of Sales at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are delighted that you had a lovely day out with your husband and son. We agree our combined tickets are great value for money

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited whilst on holiday, lovely clean museum lots to see, spent lots in the gift shop :), loved the old cars and bikes thanks for a great time

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BluebirdC, Director of Sales at Lakeland Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Your are very welcome, we are thrilled that you have enjoyed your day

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Megan S
16 April 2018|
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Response from Dot S | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There was a couple when we were there. I think if they're well behaved and on a leash they're welcome.
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Anne T
31 March 2018|
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Response from BluebirdC | Property representative |
Hello - I can confirm we have a wheelchair for you to use and disabled access throughout. We hope to welcome you in near future.
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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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