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The Beacon Museum, Whitehaven

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Local history museum for the Copeland area of West Cumbria. With a wide range of content ranging from ancient Roman relics to the modern day science of nuclear power generation.
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  • Some of the displays were really interesting - I enjoyed learning about the boat building, the slave trade and some of the early Viking stuff. The floor devoted to Sellafield and nuclear power was wel...  more »
  • Lovely Polish lassy took our payment but we declined the hands on section with the snakes, opting just to view the exhibition instead. The lassy advised us to start at the very top and work our way do...  more »
  • On a visit from Devon to Whitehaven to visit family we decided to take our 2 young children to the Beacon for something to do for a couple of hours and were pleasantly surprised. There are different e...  more »
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  • I went to a snakes exhibition and they didn't have any real snakes that's like going to a zoo to look at stuffed animals
  • Great 2 hours!
  • 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.
  • Great museum & gallery, and free sometimes

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