Set in the original shop, courtyards, cellars and bonded warehouses of the Jefferson family - the oldest rum trading family in the UK - this fascinating story takes the visitor back in time to the early days of the rum trade, its links with the slave trade, sugar plantations, the Royal Navy, barrel-making and more. Set pieces include a tropical rainforest, an African village, a slave ship, and a cooper's workshop.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Parking nearby
- Exhibition courtyard facilities only accessible
- Facilities: Wheelchairs, wide doors, lifts
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open daily, 10-4.30. Cafe open mid Sep-May 10-3, May-Sep 10-4. Closed 25-26 Dec & 1 Jan. Also closed 3rd wk in Jan for maintenance
Also in the Area
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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