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The Rum Story

27 Lowther Street, Whitehaven CA28 7DN, England
+44 1946 592933
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Surprising visitor attraction almost hidden away in plain sight

Absorbing and atmospheric attraction detailing the story of Rum from growing the sugar to bottling... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
briantayloradams
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Redcar, United Kingdom
Fascinating Museum

Warm and friendly reception led us to a fascinating trip through time to the sometimes dark past of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
gwcarter
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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27 Lowther Street, Whitehaven CA28 7DN, England
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+44 1946 592933
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"slave trade"
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"well worth a visit"
in 23 reviews
"jefferson family"
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"hidden gem"
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"gift shop"
in 9 reviews
"small attraction"
in 4 reviews
"sugar cane"
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"royal navy"
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"scones"
in 6 reviews
"west indies"
in 3 reviews
"interesting history"
in 4 reviews
"rainy day"
in 8 reviews
"great visit"
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"the main street"
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"an excellent place"
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"couple of hours"
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"small cafe"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absorbing and atmospheric attraction detailing the story of Rum from growing the sugar to bottling the finished product. With the added bonus of a small tot of the subject of the attraction at the end.

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Louise M, Front Office Manager at The Rum Story, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we are glad that you enjoyed our Jefferson's Rum and it's history.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Warm and friendly reception led us to a fascinating trip through time to the sometimes dark past of slavery. Well set out, covering all aspects of the rum story and even managing to link it in to American prohibition. Something to see round every corner!...More

Thank gwcarter
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Louise M, Front Office Manager at The Rum Story, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind comments, we hope you visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an interesting look into the history of making rum.It takes you through the making,from cutting the sugar cane to the final product,and the family history.You are offered a taste of rum when you leave..very strong.

Thank Maureen G
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Louise M, Front Office Manager at The Rum Story, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we are happy to hear that your found our history interesting.

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Located on the main street it would be easy to miss as it is a shop selling alcohol etc with the museum and gift shop at the back. Very interesting history but felt it was more suited for kids. Cafe was very clean and reasonably...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

A super place to visit, lots of interactivity and a great story to tell. We spent a very enjoyable time here whilst visiting the area

Thank Peta B
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Louise M, Front Office Manager at The Rum Story, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the kind review, we hope you visit again.

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Great cafe, also really enjoyable place. Great explanation of how rum started becoming popular. Also tells you about how the slave ships travelled from Africa to America and how the slaves felt. Tells you about how the Jefferson's lived as well. Overall an excellent place...More

Thank Harrison F
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Louise M, Front Office Manager at The Rum Story, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we are glad to hear that you loved both our cafe and exhibition.

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Whitehaven is a bit out of the away but as a town in itself is quite interesting and the harbour well worth a visit. If you do find that you are nearby or want a trip out the then the Rum Story is a must....More

Thank Peter R
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Louise M, Front Office Manager at The Rum Story, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us here in Whitehaven, we hope you visit again soon for another tot of rum.

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

We went here with our two daughters (ages 12 + 9) and I was concerned that they would be bored but it was fantastic. Well worth a visit. Really interesting and informative, with good displays. Lovely café and shop too!

Thank jmmayne
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Louise M, Front Office Manager at The Rum Story, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your view, it is great to hear that you all enjoyed your visit to The Rum Story and we hope to see you in the future.

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Great place to get a bit of history about the production of rum and the brutal slavery involved in the process and the Jeffersons from Whitehaven who were involved in the trade..overall great place to visit..and a tot at the end...

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Tucked away in the old cellars very interesting and informative of how the rum came to Whitehaven and the Jefferson family story. Some parts interactive so would imagine Children would also enjoy. Fairly priced at £5.95 for adults and tot of rum at end!

Thank Kim B
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lian271983
28 May 2018|
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Response from SAQ333 | Reviewed this property |
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Ann B
18 September 2017|
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Response from Louise M | Property representative |
There are a number of pay and display car parks within a short walking distance of the Rum Story in the harbour area. The multi storey car park is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays and offers the 1st hours parking... More
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srobz68
6 May 2015|
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Yes! The rum story has lift access to all floors.
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