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Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow

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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. 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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  • Came here on a wet morning and the museum is well laid out with some really nice and very rare cars and motorbikes. The 2 year old got bored after a bit but the 20p old arcade games kept her amused fo...  more »
  • We really enjoyed out visit to the car museum. It's a great little collection and you can easily spend a good hour here mooching around. There's bikes and motorbikes and some lovely old cars to see an...  more »
  • We came across this by accident and stopped as we have an interest in cars. It is a great museum with a lot of very interesting cars and bikes with interesting film footage. The biggest surprise was t...  more »
  • 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!!