Discover the past, present and future at the Beacon Museum, Whitehaven. Situated between the Georgian town’s iconic mines and harbour. This museum and art gallery tells the story of historic Copeland. Indeed, it boasts two world heritage sites set amongst the Lake District’s dramatic mountain and coastal landscapes.
From Viking silver to Victorian trading ships, discover a vibrant collection of historic objects and artwork. This is accompanied by a blend of local and touring exhibitions throughout the year.
Science lovers can delve into the living heritage of the west Cumbrian nuclear industry within the interactive Sellafield Story exhibition. Furthermore, visitors to the Beacon Museum can take in the best view in Whitehaven from the panoramic viewing gallery.