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The Rum Story

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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 3 July 2018
briantayloradams
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Redcar, United Kingdom
Interesting history

This was an interesting look into the history of making rum.It takes you through the making,from... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Maureen G
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York, United Kingdom
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27 Lowther Street, Whitehaven CA28 7DN, England
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Reviewed 16 August 2018

Tells the story of rum and the association to the slave trade , bring reality to the history well presented , helpful staff . Café very good food was hot and well served and reasonably priced quick service . A hidden treasure .

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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

If you want to learn about the dark history of whitehaven and some good bits its well worth a visit plus there's a good cafe there as well

Thank KevinM3954
Louise M, Front Office Manager at The Rum Story, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thank you for your review Kevin. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Authentic walk around the Jefferson Rum Story. Great exhibits shows the time line and success of trade over the last 200 years.

Thank Tina R
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Had lunch in the Cafe to support an ' Independent ' while visiting the Taste Cumbria event. 1. Portion of Chips missing from our order. Not clear if we were charged for them as we weren't offered a reciept. 2. The other portion of Chips...More

Thank David M
Louise M, Front Office Manager at The Rum Story, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to send us this review David. Your experience has been passed on to our Rum Story Manager who will look into what happened during the Taste Cumbria weekend. We hope that you will come back and see us again...More

Reviewed 3 July 2018

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.

Thank briantayloradams
Louise M, Front Office Manager at The Rum Story, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

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

Reviewed 3 July 2018 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

1  Thank gwcarter
Louise M, Front Office Manager at The Rum Story, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

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

Reviewed 19 June 2018

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
Louise M, Front Office Manager at The Rum Story, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

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

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

1  Thank 2010mustang
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
Louise M, Front Office Manager at The Rum Story, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

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

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
Louise M, Front Office Manager at The Rum Story, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

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

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lian271983
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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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Yes! The rum story has lift access to all floors.
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