Lakeland Motor Museum Voted Number 1 in Cumbria

lakeland motor museumThe Lakeland Motor Museum has topped the Tripadvisor list of museums in Cumbria thanks to its visitors leaving reviews on the travel site, in fact over 1000 of them!

With 58 museums listed on Tripadvisor throughout the Lake District and county of Cumbria, there are some big hitters and some extremely popular museums ranging from arts, history, historic houses and industry. The Lakeland Motor Museum offers something very different to anywhere else in Cumbria with .

The museum will delight any age of family member from children to grandparents, those into cycles, motorbikes and cars and even water vessels thanks to the latest exhibition dedicated to Sir Malcolm and Donald Campbell. Housed in its own building, the exhibition encompasses full size replicas of a 1935 Blue Bird car, 1939 Blue Bird Boat K4 and 1967 jet hydroplane Bluebird K7.

New exhibits are added all the time, the latest of which are an exciting Singer Vogue, THE car to be seen in in the 60s, and a 1980’s icon, a gold Ford Cortina. To sum it up, enjoy and admire cycles, motorbikes and cars (and even dodgems!) from 1885 until present day.

The museum itself is a light, bright and airy purpose built building beside the river at Backbarrow near the southern end of Lake Windermere. Open every day except Christmas Day, the museum makes an ideal destination whatever the weather and whatever time of year. Choose to travel by Windermere Lake Cruises from either Waterhead (Ambleside) or Bowness, cycle, bus or travel by car, a large car park makes it easily accessible. For more details visit

Where to stay in the area? Just a few minutes walk away is the Newby Bridge Hotel. Super family friendly and just a short walk from the Lakeside Pier for the ferry and just off the A590 for ease of travelling by car. Great value especially when booking direct. Visit for more details and to book.