The Beacon Museum

West Strand Whitehaven United Kingdom CA28 7LY
01946 592302




Forces Discount: 25% off Admission Tickets

The Beacon Museum FLOOR O: Wellington Bistro & Shop Take time out to relax in the Wellington Bistro. The bistro is fully licensed and commands one of the best views over the marina and the Solway Firth. FLOOR 1: RECEPTION & HARBOUR GALLERY See up to six different and amazing art or history exhibitions each year in the Harbour Gallery. The Harbour Gallery is the Beacon Museum’s temporary exhibition space and is located on the main entrance floor. Indulge in some retail therapy in our shop and choose from a range of Beacon Museum Souvenirs, local history books, gifts, crafts and cards. FLOOR 2: THE SELLAFIELD STORY Discover the story of how West Cumbria supported the war effort and, afterwards, how new technology was pioneered right here to give the UK a nuclear deterrent. FLOOR 3: COPELAND’S CHANGING TIMES Copeland’s history dates back thousands of years, long before the Romans or Vikings landed. Find out how Norse settlers travelled to our coast and made this area their home. Discover how Whitehaven was transformed from a small fishing hamlet to one of the most important ports in the country by the influential Lowther family. FLOOR 4 – VIEWS, POP & THE WEATHER Views , POP & The Weather Wow, what a view! Use the powerful telescopes, graphics, banners and displays of objects to find out about the town and harbour of Whitehaven, its development, its geology, its animals and plants and how to look out for them. Address West Strand, Whitehaven, Cumbria CA28 7LY Tel. 01946 592302 Monday: Closed Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm See more at: www.thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk



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