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Rediscover Carlisle in 2018

The largest English city – yes, really – Carlisle is perfectly located for exploring Hadrian’s Wall and the Lake District National Park. But the city itself has a unique charm that you don’t need to venture far to uncover. This year, resolve to rediscover your city and everything that it has to offer, with some […]

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It’s Light Colour Action at the Beacon Museum

It’s Light Colour Action at the Beacon Museum this Christmas! There has never been a better time to visit the museum, and this week we have three festive reasons for you to come along and enjoy it with family. 1) Our exhibitions are festively fantastic– Optics: Light Colour Action! opened today and explores through science experiments how light […]

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Cumbrian Coast: St Bees

Paul McGuirk explores why this coastal resort is the Bee’s knees all year round. As the starting point for Wainwright’s coast-to-coast walk, there’s a common misconception that if you’re heading away from St Bees it means that you must be going in the right direction. While this may be the case for those enjoying the […]

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Holidays Are Coming – West Cumbria

With so much excitement in the air, keep the little elves occupied over the holidays with a whole host of Christmassy goings on in west Cumbria. (Spoiler Alert, expect to see lots of the jolly, fat man.) Santa’s Christmas Card Trail The Beacon Museum, Throughout December Visit the fascinating ‘Little Works of Art: 100 Years […]

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Festive Treasures At The Beacon Musuem

Have a break from writing your Christmas cards, The Beacon Museum has just the thing to inspire festive scribblings this season. The first commercial Christmas card was produced in 1843 and depicted a cosy scene of a family sharing a festive drink. While much else about Christmas has changed, Christmas cards are still a mainstay […]

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The Holidays Are Coming

With so much excitement in the air, what better way to keep little elves off the ‘naughty’ list, than a visit to see Santa himself? Sunday with Santa – 10 & 17 December Crown & Mitre Hotel Fancy having Sunday lunch with Santa? In the run up to Christmas enjoy a festive three-course meal with […]

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Quantum Leap 2018 at the Beacon Museum

Launching Quantum Leap for 2018 New logo, new themes, same great fun! Attention all parents and Guardians! The Beacon Museum have a fun weekend club for children aged 7 to 13 for 2018. Quantum Leap is a club that has met successfully for a number of years. For next year, the team at the Beacon […]

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Half-term Horrors at The Beacon Museum

SPOOKY SKELETONS are on offer this half-term at The Beacon Museum with its feature exhibition Gladiators: A Cemetery of Secrets. Six sets of human remains tell the story of gladiators who perished in combat, created by the world renowned JORVIK Viking Centre. The host of historic horrors provide fun for all the family, with interactive […]

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Silloth: The Jewel on The Solway

By Paul McGuirk Feature Image taken by Owen Martin While Cumbria might be famed for some of the UK’s most breathtaking scenery, very few visitors to the area think of travelling North or West of the Lake District national park boundary to check out what the coastline has to offer. Those with a sense of […]

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Half Term Bucket List

They’re one term deep already and fuelled with excitement for the 31st, but before that is a whole week to keep the little monsters occupied. This half-term there’s plenty going on to capture their imaginations and no, none of it involves plastic fancy dress costumes and questionable face paints. Get these dates in the diary […]

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