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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  • A varied collection of cars bikes motorbikes and scooters to be seen. There is also a exhibition in a separate unit for Donald Campbell land and water speed record attempt.Walking around the museum di...  more »
  • A wide range of cars and particularly motor cycles, plus other related exhibits. Although the museum apparently moved to this location quite recently the buildings are bulging at the seems with exhibi...  more »
  • I've been to this museum before and will return as loved my trip down memory lane. If you like cars and bikes and old stuff then it's worth a visit. There's something that will take you back in time a...  more »
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  • It was a wet day, so we wanted somewhere we could go with the dog. The Lakeland Motor museum was definitely the right choice. We had a great time looking at all the cars and vintage paraphernalia followed by a visit to the cafe (which is also dog friendly despite the website saying otherwise). The cafe served high quality home cooked foods at sensible prices. All in all, a great afternoon out.
  • A great place to visit to view cars, motor bikes and bicycles from years gone by. An excellent attraction with a really nice cafe. You can also visit the Sir Malcolm/Donald Campbell "Bluebird" experience. Well worth a visit. A great day out for all the family!
  • Spent a very pleasant few hours here. Lovely cars and my partner enjoyed the old.motorbikes. The steak sandwich in the cafe was also amazing. Playing the 50 year old games was hilarious fun. Lovely friendly staff. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Brilliant day out. Wonderful cafe. Not into cars but thoroughly enjoyed museum. Highly recommended. Definitely go again
  • Gr8 collection of transport through the bygones period. Some memorable classics & of course mans best creation, the bicycle. Gr8 day out & dog friendly so your pugs don't miss a trick. Cafe is also dog friendly providing your furry loved ones are kept off the furniture. Stsff also very polite & friendly. The "Bluebird museum" is also part of the history here, with merorabilia ranging from actual Bluebird crash, videos, & more belongings from the Cambell's, both father & son. Well worth a visit.

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