Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow

4.6
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. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Backbarrow using our trip planner.
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  • I went to the museum because it was cold and dark outside. It was a lovely surprise. Lots of cars, motorbikes and bikes and the bluebird exhibition too. Great way to spend a couple of hours and they h...  more »
  • We went here on a raining day in Late October and was really impressed. The museum was interesting and insightful, as well as well looked after. The Cafe was fantastic, cake and tea who can complain. ...  more »
  • Really liked this motor museum, it's not huge but they had a nice little range of cars. the exhibits are all in great condition and clearly well looked after. Really enjoyed the visit and you can easi...  more »
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  • Brilliant museum! Very comprehensive collection and very well laid -out. Fantastic variation too and you can get up close to all the displays. Not only vehicles! An overwhelming collection of period displays including entertainment arcades that still work, workshops, shops etc. Some great cars too and a good cafĂ©. Recommended visit.
  • Great place to visit. Went in winter so quiet and easy to get around. Very nostalgic with lots to see. Exhibits packed together so somewhat challenging to see all angles of vehicles. Cafe was lovely. Food delicious with tempting cakes and friendly staff.
  • Very informative exhibits, also explains a few local industries and the blue bird exhibition is very informative,, great examples of classic car's , motor bikes, cycles etc more than you think! Very interesting definitely worth a visit!
  • Good selection of cars and motorbikes across the ages. Well worth a visit - combine with a boat trip from Bowness to connect with a bus from Lakeside. Have lunch at the museum to make a great day out. Please Like if you've found this review helpful.
  • A good day out if you are into cars, motorbikes and other machinery. Some interesting local history too. Completely dog friendly, including the Campbell exhibits and on site cafe.
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