Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow

4.6
#2 of 34 in Museums in Lake District
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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  • August 21, 2017
    We were in the lakes and the weather was awful. Limited to indoor things to do as we have a huge dog. Decided to visit here vut none of us are particularly mad about cars so we werent expecting great ...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    We went here while on a weekend break in the Lake District, there is a great collection of cars, motorbikes and cycles. Lots of nostalgia, loved the DeLorean and range of 80s cars...cortina...escort.....  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Super little museum worth visit.Some great exhibits and very well laid out , great tribute exhibition to the Campbells. Pleasant cafe on site with a good menu  more »
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  • What a little find! Small but lots of interesting cars crammed in. Cheap but well worth every penny! If you have even a slight interest in cars or bikes or motorbikes then go! Lots of memorabilia as well! Very pleased we went there and the replicas of the bluebird speed record boats were brilliant! We paid £8.50 and was worth every single penny.
  • A trip down memory lane! And to see some of the cars I've owned over the years is wonderful.. Rover SD1, Capri, Allegro (!) and the the Bluebird exhibition is very atmospheric. An excellent museum. Oh and the cafe bakewell tart is do die for!
  • Amazing place must see! My partner and I only went due to this place would love to go again! It also seemed that on the Sunday morning old cars have a wee meet at the place which was amazing driving past all these awesome cars
  • If you love cars then this is the place for you. Well located and loads of free parking. But your ticket in conjunction with the boat trip on Windermere and it's good value.
  • Visited this via ferry from bowness. Fantastic place. Brought back memories of 70's childhood. Has a great selection of everything olden days. Games, films, foods, shops, Mills, Has every mode of transport from every era you can think of. Seeing cars we used to have was a trip down memory lane. Great cafe and gift shop. The campbell Bluebird display was awesome.

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