J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, Cockermouth

4.9
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Retail ironmonger & hardware shop established 1836 with free industrial museum charting the working lives through the tools used. Extensive range of hand tools stocked plus sharpening & reshafting service. Second hand quality tools available.
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4.9
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  • The shop itself is fascinating, with a huge range of goods on sale but you must go through to the back where they have an unimaginable collection of tools, equipment, signs, etc etc - this...  more »
  • I’ve been a customer here for many years. In some ways it is like going back in time as there is a lovely old world atmosphere of a place that’s been lovingly kept for a great many years. At the same....  more »
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  • This is an old hardware store selling a very large range of new and secondhand tools. Out the back of the shop the owners run a heritage museum showing off a very large collection of antique tools, maps and painting. Which is definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.
  • Visited here regularly over the last 40 years,, wonderful, selection of tools old and new. Their museum is fantastic. Staff so knowledgeable and friendly.
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