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J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, Cockermouth

Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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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  • Used this Hardware Store many times, but this trip they saved my life, Lock bust in door, Luckly we had back door and this Family helped me by given me tools to do job. I travel all over the country.....  more »
  • The shop itself is fascinating, with a huge range of goods on sale but you must go through to the back where they have an unimaginable collection of tools, equipment, signs, etc etc - this...  more »
  • I’ve been a customer here for many years. In some ways it is like going back in time as there is a lovely old world atmosphere of a place that’s been lovingly kept for a great many years. At the same....  more »
  • This is an old hardware store selling a very large range of new and secondhand tools. Out the back of the shop the owners run a heritage museum showing off a very large collection of antique tools, maps and painting. Which is definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.
  • Visited here regularly over the last 40 years,, wonderful, selection of tools old and new. Their museum is fantastic. Staff so knowledgeable and friendly.
  • Great selection of old goods and super museum and free entry
  • Yes I wanted 1/4witworth bolts no problem now that's an ironmuger.
  • Excellent shop selling old and new. This shop is a time capsule, visit it and go back in time.

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