Lakeland Motor Museum

Address: Backbarrow, Newby Bridge:, LA12 8TA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1539 530400

- Mid-range


Take the highway to motoring nostalgia.

The newly expanded Lakeland Motor Museum relocated from the grounds of stately Holker Hall and Gardens in May 2010.

The new museum, located near Lakeside at Backbarrow, expands the original collection, bringing some 10,000 items of memorabilia out of storage and into the public domain for the first time. The exhibits trace a narrative, telling the story of transport from highway robbery to electric hybrid cars.

Highlights include a 1936 Flying Flea airplane and an original hot air balloon, both suspended from the roof of the main hall.

Value for money

Price advice

General admission is £7.50; children aged 5-15 £5; under fives free. 

Expert tips

Ditch the car: take the lake cruise from Ambleside or Bowness to reach the museum – save money by buying the combo ticket.

Make a day of it at Lakeside with a visit to the nearby Aquarium of the Lakes, the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway.

The new Cafe Ambio at the musuem smarter and more enticing than the clutch of older cafes at Lakeside.

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Mature travellers
  • Education
  • History