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The Beacon Museum

West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LY, England
+44 1946 592302
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Excellent museum

What a fantastic museum! We took our 2 year old boy as they had a Lego exhibit which we knew he... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eve M
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Very interesting

Very interesting afternoon visit to this gem of a museum. We have an annual pass which is great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rubgy99
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cumbria
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  • Excellent60%
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  • Average5%
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“top floor” (27 reviews)
“local history” (23 reviews)
“nuclear power” (11 reviews)
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West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LY, England
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+44 1946 592302
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"first floor"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic museum! We took our 2 year old boy as they had a Lego exhibit which we knew he would love. Little did we know that the rest of the museum would be so child friendly and have so much for him to...More

Thank Eve M
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Alan I, Manager at The Beacon Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the positive review. We pride ourselves on how accessible we are for all age groups so great to hear that not just from ourselves.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting afternoon visit to this gem of a museum. We have an annual pass which is great value for money, this means we get to see all the new exhibits. The staff are very friendly and helpful. There is also a small gift shop.

Thank rubgy99
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TheBeaconMuseum, Manager at The Beacon Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great to know our annual pass holders are getting a good experience. Well worth the small investment (in our slightly biased opinion). Hope to see you back soon.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came along not knowing what to expect and have to say we really enjoyed the Lego Dino's. We came in twice in one day as the harbour is right beside it and is a nice walk. Worth a go!

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Alan I, Manager at The Beacon Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed it. The harbour is an attraction in it's own right and we love to see people out exploring it.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let us in 45 minutes before closing without telling us when they close so hardly any time to look around and almost hustled out when reaching the final floor. There are 4 floors/levels but i would say 2 1/2 are for children only so hardly...More

Thank pumaspeed65
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Alan I, Manager at The Beacon Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi thanks for feeding back. We do offer visitors entry until 3.45 and around that window our staff are instructed to give visitors guidance on timings etc. If this was not done clearly on this occassion I apologise, however I have every confidence from experience...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only popped in for a quick look around, but came away so impressed. The museum was very well laid out and had loads of interactive exhibits. Children will love it. We're in our 50s and had a great time! Husband went back years playing...More

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Alan I, Manager at The Beacon Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thankyou for the feedback and glad you enjoyed the Space Invaders. Nobody has as of yet beaten my top score!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gem of a museum full of fascinating exhibits and facts about the history of Whitehaven and an excellent exhibit detailing the story of Sellafield and Nuclear power. Wonderful views over Whitehaven harbour and marina. Museum was also hosting exhibit of Lego Dinosaur models which was...More

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Alan I, Manager at The Beacon Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for the positive feedback and indeed it can eat up a few enjoyable hours. Look forward to seeing you again

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit to the Beacon Museum in Whitehaven Harbour. From the outside it doesn’t look that big so I had only scheduled an hour to tour the museum ... how wrong was I! The museum is over several floors and could easily...More

Thank Nick W
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Alan I, Manager at The Beacon Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your kind words. Do visit again soon

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great museaum, interactive centre and all round great exhibition of West Cumbria. Not only are there static permenant displays reflect in our heritage and history in coal mining, iron ore mining, shipping and the nuclear industry there are frequent changing exhibits. My...More

Thank Mike J
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TheBeaconMuseum, Manager at The Beacon Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for a very well worded review of what we have and do here. We value your support and hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this museum. Really friendly, knowledgeable staff. Good day out, would highly recommend. Food in the basement cafe was also good. Reasonably priced museum.

Thank kelsey r
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TheBeaconMuseum, Manager at The Beacon Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon

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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Plenty to see and interact with in this fascinating museum. Tells the story of the local area from a number of different angles. Presents the history and future of nuclear power very well with a lot of ‘never knew that’ facts as well. Would thoroughly...More

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TheBeaconMuseum, Manager at The Beacon Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thankyou for visitng the Beacon Museum. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Please follow us on Facebook and keep an eye on our website for our future temporary exhibitions and events that run alongside our permanent exhibitions. We hope you will visit again...More

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Cath Dennis R
14 July 2017|
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Response from gorby123 | Reviewed this property |
From their website - Beacon Museum is open Monday – Sunday 10am – 4.30pm, with last admission to the museum at 3.45pm. Feature Admission 08th July- 06th September 2017 Adults... More
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Alan E
2 March 2017|
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Response from TheBeaconMuseum | Property representative |
Yes it's generally the same as the museum (4.30pm) although they occasionally host evening events.
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