J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, Cockermouth

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Retail ironmonger & hardware shop established 1836 with free industrial museum charting the working lives through the tools used. Extensive range of hand tools stocked plus sharpening & reshafting service. Second hand quality tools available.
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  • I was looking for an aerial splitter, so popped into this old school hardware shop and got a huge surprise. What a great little shop, with a couple of rooms at the back filled with old workshop tools ...  more »
  • Saw this on Trip Advisor.It is a proper old-fashioned ironmongers with all sorts of old tools etc.At the back of the shop they have a lovely museum on two floors with old tools and memorabilia.Very in...  more »
  • Lovely atmospheric shop, well worth a visit. Lots of old tools available to buy and the old workshop is very interesting.  more »
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  • What a wonderful treasure trove of a shop! One of those rare traditional ironmongers where you can buy most things by the piece rather than all in plastic packages. You can take in favourite garden tools to be mended. And there's also an excellent and fascinating heritage museum at the back which is well worth finding time for if you're visiting Cockermouth.
  • You walk in here and it us like entering a 1920's film set. Very worth a look at.
  • Fantastic hardware shop and museum I could have spent the whole day in there! Long may it continue.
  • You have to visit this place because it's just a walk back in time. They even have a small Museum which is ree of charge at the back of the shop.Well worth a visit. Amazing customer service. Fun people to talk to.

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