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Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow

(4.5/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web)
Lakeland Motor Museum hosts a diverse road-transport collection assembled over a period of almost 50 years. The exhibits include motorcycles and scooters, pedal cars, electric cars, and many more. Read the informative signs located alongside the vehicles, which outline some specifics and historical context for the exhibits. Go back in time by visiting the recreation of a 1920s garage and a typical 1950s greasy spoon cafe. For some actual food, visit Cafe Ambio, which serves locally sourced homemade food, including scones and cakes, Lake District cheeses, and Cumbrian meats. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Lakeland Motor Museum by using our Backbarrow itinerary maker.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • On a recent trip to the lake district with my partner we decided to visit the lakeland motor museum, and were more than impressed. So glad we decided to add this visit to our trip. 
  • It would be easy to lose a few hours looking around, there is a lot packed in, and shows great range of vehicles, Old Fire Engine, old Bicycles, Motorbikes and various iconic cars. Don't imagine too m...  more »
  • I do like motor museums, and this is a good one. This has the added attraction of having the story of Donald Campbell/ Bluebird attached to it. Its a nice small museum, with interesting exhibits - hav...  more »
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  • Great place and excellent accessibility im disabled and use a wheelchair and found there was great access to all the vehicles on show. Yeah bit tight in places but i managed it all the way around. If i was to criticise it would be the way to get to the bluebird exhibition was all gravel which was hard to get over in a wheelchair. Overall a great place for car lovers and for families.
  • Big enough to have interesting exhibits and small enough for a non-petrolhead to get around without it taking all day. Good little car themed shop. Very good breakfast in the restaurant. The collection of visitors' cars in the lower car park is an added attraction. Worth a visit.
  • Fantastic worth the money we enjoyed a good 3 hours then had tea & scones in cafe very reasonable
  • It's okay. Bit expensive but overall good experience. Kids enjoyed it nearly as much as their Dad and won a medal for completing the quiz.
  • Eclectic mix of exhibits, nicely arranged for optimum access. I particularly liked the old garage scenario. Many examples of vehicles I once owned, like the appalling Allegro with the infamous "quartic" steering wheel!!