Campbell Memorial and Rushkin Museum
Yewdale Road, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8DU
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- Families with teenagers, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, History, Sightseeing
Expert review of Campbell Memorial and Rushkin Museum
The Campbell Memorial near the tourist information office in Coniston remembers the legacy of the Campbell family.
Sir Malcolm Campbell and his son, Donald, used the lake as their base for successive attempts to break the world water-speed record; the latter was tragically killed on Coniston on January 4, 1967, travelling at speeds of over 300mph.
Following the salvage of his boat, Bluebird K7, in 2001, the wreck was donated to Coniston's Ruskin Museum. The new Bluebird wing is now open while Bluebird is due to return to the museum late 2011.
General admission is £5.25; children £2.50; under fives free.
More information on Campbell Memorial and Rushkin Museum:
- Price guide:
- Historic site, Lake / river / canal, Museum
- Yewdale Road, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8DU
- +44 01539 441164
- Months open:
- All year round
- Opening times:
- March to mid-November: daily 10am-5.30pm; mid-November to March: Weds-Sun 10.30am-3.30pm.
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Donald Campbell