Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow

Lakeland Motor Museum hosts a diverse road-transport collection assembled over a period of almost 50 years. The exhibits include motorcycles and scooters, pedal cars, electric cars, and many more. Read the informative signs located alongside the vehicles, which outline some specifics and historical context for the exhibits. Go back in time by visiting the recreation of a 1920s garage and a typical 1950s greasy spoon cafe. For some actual food, visit Cafe Ambio, which serves locally sourced homemade food, including scones and cakes, Lake District cheeses, and Cumbrian meats. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Backbarrow using our trip planner.
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  • If you are in the area and want to kill an hour then worth a visit if you like the nostalgia and history of old cars and bikes. Also just next door is the bluebird museum, with Donald Campbell's...  more »
  • It's the Lake District, it rains a lot. Fortunately the Motor Museum is just the place to while away a few hours when the weather is even too wet for a walk. Suitable for small kids too who can...  more »
  • One of the finest motor museums I have visited, massive collection of cars, motorbikes, bicycles, boats and other stuff, with a fairly comprehensive cover of the different ages of all the vehicles on display. Really good to have a museum where you can see most of the exhibits up close making it great for taking photos and seeing the stunning lines and interiors of the old cars up close. Well worth visiting to see the Campbell Bluebird exhibit which has many of the land and water speed record setting cars and boats along with a comprehensive history.
  • Fabulous place ! An ample cafe and gift shop . Parking is well catered for too. The museum gas a great collection. The information provided is good. Kids get to do a quiz . A great few hours for any age ( especially on a rainy day !)
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