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The Beacon Museum, Whitehaven

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  • This is a great museum with lots of good local information. We spent the best part of 4 hours going round. The staff are all very friendly and knowledgeable  more »
  • We wanted to find out about John Paul Jones and the museum has his story as part of their current exhibitions. The setting for this small museum is fantastic and the exhibits/stories are laid out real...  more »
  • One wet afternoon we decided to visit the Beacon and we were glad we did. Even though Whitehaven is my native town I learnt lot. The exhibitions are well set out and the gallery with the felt dresses ...  more »
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  • Wide range of exhibits from prehistoric to the development of Sellafield and nuclear energy. Also has a couple of exhibition area with temporary exhibits or displays.
  • Great little cafe, good size portions.
  • Much improved but some way still to go.
  • Has a lot to offer for all sorts
  • Viking hoard on display