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Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.6/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web
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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  • Very compact museum but there is a lot in there. A selection of bikes, bicycles and cars throughout the decades. Small exhibition for the TT aswell. The Bluebird exhibition has replica of the machines...  read more »
  • As a Car Nut I had to visit this place! There is so much on display, in this modern building, l don't know how they fitted it all in. Well worth a visit! 
  • Vast selection of cars and bikes on display, bluebird exhibition in a separate building plenty of info and history although i do belive its overpriced for admission. 
  • Excellent exhibition of vintage cars, motorcycles and other items inc a early microlight aircraft which hangs from the ceiling. A tripdown memory lane for many but intresting enough for all the family. Dont miss the Donald Campbell exhibition just accross from the main building including a full size replica of the K7 Bluebird in which Donald lost his life on 4 Jan 1967 breaking the world water speed record. A tribute to a very brave man.
  • An excellent attraction. The cafe ambio nearby ha dprobably probably one of the best steakburgers we have had. Well worth a visit.
  • Two museums for £8 - how can you go wrong? Excellent collection and very well thought out displays that take you back to your childhood and beyond (however old you are!). This isn't just cars, this is a nostalgic romp through anything you had, or wanted, that had wheels (including pedal cars, children's scooters, Corgi and Dinky cars and even an old fire-engine). It also pays homage to famous local speed-masters, films that are awesome in the true sense of the word. The ample parking is free and the cafe is good quality and reasonably priced. Go on, you might just come away from it with a huge smile on your face!
  • Good hour and a half spent in the museum. Not bad value at £8, cafe nice.
  • It has a good amount of exhibitions but you could easily walk around it in an hour because of the small size of the building.
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