Millom Discovery Centre, Millom

4.5
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Millom Discovery Centre, formerly known as the Millom Folk Museum, is located in Millom, Cumbria, England. The museum has a full-scale drift mine exhibit and also houses information about the local poet Norman Nicholson, the Hodbarrow iron ore mines and social history all relating to Millom and nearby surrounding areas. The mining being responsible for the rapid growth of the village of Holborn Hill into the town of Millom by more than doubling the size of the settlement. It now has a RAF display, set up by the original founder of Haverigg RAF Museum, John Nixon. It also shows the men who died in World War 2 and has information about them

The museum is housed in Millom railway station buildings.
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  • Although the weather was atrocious, the aftermath of Storm Dennis, we really enjoyed our visit to the Discovery Centre. My father grew up in the town before moving down to Kent in the 60’s. Staying...  more »
  • We found this little place while waiting for a train and had some time to kill and we went back the next day to have a proper look. There is loads of local history and loads of interaction for kids...  more »
  • The museum is in the train station,we came across it by accident when going to book a train to Carlisle,we were on holiday in the next village,the day we went to look around the museum there were...  more »
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  • Enjoyable morning spent at the Discovery Centre. Lots of reminiscing and saw a school photo of myself at 18. Well worth a visit. Thank you
  • Very interested it's changed since the last time I visited
  • Awesome Museum, well worth a visit as part of the Cumbrian Coast Rail trip
  • A potted history of the area for you to enjoy at your own pace for free amazing
  • A free to enter small and varied local social history collection with lots of things to see.

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