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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  • When it rains in the Lake District, and lets be fair it does that a lot, then a visit to Lakeland Motor Museum should be high on the options list. The museum has a kind of one way route through the ex...  more »
  • Not really being a car buff thought I might be bored and just really visited as husband loves cars. Well I was very pleasantly surprised. Being of that age!lol lots of memories along with pleasant sta...  more »
  • Brilliant museum! Very comprehensive collection and very well laid -out. Fantastic variation too and you can get up close to all the displays. Not only vehicles! An overwhelming collection of period displays including entertainment arcades that still work, workshops, shops etc. Some great cars too and a good cafĂ©. Recommended visit.
  • Great place to visit. Went in winter so quiet and easy to get around. Very nostalgic with lots to see. Exhibits packed together so somewhat challenging to see all angles of vehicles. Cafe was lovely. Food delicious with tempting cakes and friendly staff.
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