Art Galleries & Museums

Visit some of the most loved Art Galleries and Museums in the Lake District

Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal – the perfect place to explore the art of the Lake District, home to magnificent exhibitions throughout the year Abbot Hall Art Gallery

Armitt Museum & Gallery, Ambleside – a unique combination of museum, library and gallery devoted to preserving and sharing the cultural heritage of the Lake District Armitt Museum & Gallery

Beatrix Potter Gallery, Hawkshead – home to original artwork by much loved children’s author Beatrix Potter Beatrix Potter Gallery Hawkshead

Birdoswald Roman Fort, is the perfect place to see the longest continuous remaining stretch of the magnificent World Heritage Site that is Hadrian’s Wall. Explore the extensive remains of the Roman fort and discover interactive displays, artefacts and models of the wall in the onsite exhibition. Birdoswald Roman Fort Hadrians Wall

Blackwell The Arts & Craft House, Bowness – designed by M.H. Baillie Scott the house is a fine example of Arts and Crafts architecture and is a must visit Blackwell The Arts & Crafts House

Brantwood, Coniston – is a treasure house of art and memorabilia associated with thinker, artist and radical John Ruskin Brantwood

Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal – offers the very best of art, cinema, dance, comedy, theatre and much more Brewery Arts Centre

Fairfield Mill Arts & Heritage Centre, Sedbergh – is an arts and heritage centre, where visitors can see artists and artisan craft workers creating their work Farfield Mill Arts & Heritage Centre

Heaton Cooper Studio, Grasmere – is made up of three galleries exhibiting the work of the Heaton Cooper family of artists in the heart of Grasmere. The collection has steadily grown to more than a hundred prints by the different artists in the family many of which are displayed throughout the year Heaton Cooper Studio

Keswick Museum & Art Gallery, Keswick – founded in 1873 by the Keswick Literary and Scientific Society, cares for around 20,000 objects charting the rich history of the area. This fascinating, yet eclectic collection, covers a wide variety of subjects, including landscape and natural history, social history, the birth of tourism and modern mountaineering, as well as the town’s connections with many accalimed writers, artists and crafts people Keswick Museum & Art Gallery

Ruskin Museum, Coniston – is an award-winning cabinet of curiosities, which tells the story of Coniston, charting 500 million years of history, the area’s associations with the artist, writer and thinker John Ruskin, the industrial heritage of valley, links to children’s author Arthur Ransome and the books he set in the valley, including Swallows & Amazons and not forgetting the king of water speed Donald Campbell, whose ill-fated 1967 World Speed Record Attempt, in Bluebird K7, ended in disaster on Coniston Water Ruskin Museum

Tullie House Museum & Gallery, Carlisle – discover this impressive museum and art gallery, with four fantastic galleries to explore. There’s contemporary art, an impressive collection of Pre-Raphaelite pieces, and galleries charting the rich history and culture of the area, including awarding winning displays charting the city’s Roman past as a garrison astride Hadrian’s Wall Tullie House Museum & Gallery

The Rheged Centre, Redhills, Penrith – offers a wide range of things, [erfect for keeping everyone entertained. The Centre is home to a giant 3D cinema, which shows a year round programme of live cinema events, there are five constantly changing exhibition spaces, a variety of shops selling crafts, food, outdoor clothing and more and craft retailers Rheged Centre