Campbell Memorial and Rushkin Museum

Price guide: Budget

Yewdale Road, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8DU

Price guide: Budget

Campbell memorial, Coniston
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Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Families with teenagers, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, History, Sightseeing

Expert review of Campbell Memorial and Rushkin Museum

Celebrate the legacy of the Campbells.

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.

Price advice: 

General admission is £5.25; children £2.50; under fives free.

Expert tips: 
The memorial is free to visit and makes for a moment of quiet contemplation before a cruise on Coniston.
The Rushkin Museum is also home to Arthur Ransome's boat 'Mavis' – a must see for fans for the Swallows and Amazons story.

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

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