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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  • The owners of this time warp are totally batty about vintage stuff of all kinds. While it majors on engineering and woodworking items, there's a load of local history and general antiquarian ephemera ...  more »
  • We returned to Cockermouth this year again while staying at the Lakes with the sole purpose of visiting JB Banks! An amazing place and well a visit. On the whole, Cockermouth is a beautiful town with ...  more »
  • This shop is a hidden gem with a fascinating museum tucked away in the back. It really is like stepping back in time with a wonderful collection of ancient hardware and tools. The museum is free and w...  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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