Campbell Memorial and Rushkin Museum

Address: Yewdale Road, Coniston, LA21 8DU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 01539 441164

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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.

Value for money

Price advice

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

Expert tips

The Rushkin Museum is also home to Arthur Ransome's boat 'Mavis' – a must see for fans for the Swallows and Amazons story.

The memorial is free to visit and makes for a moment of quiet contemplation before a cruise on Coniston.

Recommended for

  • Families with teenagers
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Sightseeing
  • History