Lakeland Motor Museum
The onset of the twentieth century met a world that had not yet been introduced to the phenomenon known as the motor car. Today it is difficult to imagine a world without it. The museum exists to collect, preserve and interpret motoring heritage for the public benefit and to provide educational opportunities, whilst providing an enjoyable visitor experience via an awakening of motoring memories. The museum is for everyone and attracts visitors of all backgrounds. Those without a keen interest in motoring will enjoy finding out why so many people are so fascinated about the subject.
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About the area
Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.
Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.
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