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Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow

4.7
Must see · Specialty Museum · Museum
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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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  • We enjoyed the museum but felt it lacked an overall story - also at the price paid I felt some sort of brochure included - on the positive side - there was some interest information about... 
    We enjoyed the museum but felt it lacked an overall story - also at the price paid I felt some sort of brochure included - on the positive side - there was some interest information about...  more »
  • Good car park for disabled drivers really helpful, friendly staff and very good access, good range of old to new vehicles 
    Good car park for disabled drivers really helpful, friendly staff and very good access, good range of old to new vehicles  more »
  • Really surprised how much we enjoyed our day out here. Travelling through time, seeing how cars have developed and how the design has changed was really interesting. Lots to see and all the cars... 
    Really surprised how much we enjoyed our day out here. Travelling through time, seeing how cars have developed and how the design has changed was really interesting. Lots to see and all the cars...  more »
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  • Great place to visit, lovely cars and bikes kept in fantastic condition. Something for everyone and so interesting. Staff were helpful and friendly, made sure we got the most from our visit. Seeing the Bluebird exhibit was a bonus but the best bit was the coffee shop/restaurant - service, coffee and cakes.
  • Exactly as expected a lovely place to spend a couple of hours looking at old cars, bikes, be bicycles to and lots more. Everything on display was in beautiful but condition and so clean. There is a cafe attached but it was so crowded we did not stop. I'm guessing it might be slightly less crowded on a weekday rather than at the weekend.
  • We really like thus museum. It's medium sized, but has a lot packed in and would easily fill a morning or afternoon visit. The cafe is also pretty big with good options for kids. The Donald Campbell exhibition in a separate building adds another element of interest. The variety of cars is great, from the earliest examples to modern 'practical classics'. If you are into classic motorbikes, there are loads! Parking is free and plentiful. Under 5's go free, though good luck getting any car-loving child through the gift shop without your wallet becoming a little lighter!
  • If you love your classic cars, classic motorbikes and the smell of old motor oil, then this is the place to visit. It really does take you back to where motoring and the cars were at there best, and still as good looking as ever. Very well looked after vehicles.
  • What a cracking museum. Tremendous variety of exhibits and lots of explanatory write ups and insights. Good ‘mixture’ of motor cars and motorbikes. Really enjoyed and appreciated the separate Bluebird/Donald Campbell exhibit. Wonderful, high quality Cafe Ambio on site 👍Please note, this review appreciated and acknowledged by the museum 👍

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