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The Romans are back at the Senhouse Museum

The Senhouse Roman Museum in Maryport reopened to the public on Friday 14th August and staff and volunteers are delighted to be able to welcome visitors back, both local and from further away. The museum staff and volunteers passionately believe we need to shake off the perception that museums are dry and dusty places with […]

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Bears At The Beacon

Bears At The Beacon – Whitehaven’s Beacon Museum opened its doors with the wonderful new exhibition Bears!. The exhibition is delighting children and adults alike – while the museum’s new touchscreen displays bring the history of Whitehaven and its harbour to life. It’s been a busy time for the team who have introduced capacity restrictions, a […]

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Take the Carlisle Street Art Tour

Take the Carlisle Street Art Tour Carlisle is not a destination you associate with street art but the city is gathering an impressive collection of works. Ben Heslop is responsible for bringing some of the world’s most renowned street artists to the city:  “Many renowned cities have some sort of street art culture but Carlisle […]

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Long Meg (Maughanby Circle) – A spell waiting to be broken

Long Meg (Maughanby Circle) – A spell waiting to be broken Stone circles have sparked the imagination from time immemorial.  The best-known stone circle in England, Stonehenge, is turning into a commercial venue with little access for the public. Maughanby Circle, by comparison, known as ‘Long Meg and Her Daughters’, has been left untouched. Visitors […]

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Senhouse Roman Museum to reopen its doors

Britain’s oldest private collection of Roman treasures – sited on the West Cumbrian coast – will re-open its doors to the public for the first time in five months from this Friday 14 August 2020. A series of planned celebrations and events to mark the Senhouse Roman Museum’s 30th anniversary came to an abrupt halt when lockdown began in […]

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Lake District asks people to visit kindly

As the lockdown begins to ease, the Lake District has seen a significant increase in the number of visitors.  While many are acting in a considerate way, there have been instances of visitor behaviour that has put pressure on the local communities and the emergency services. Richard Leafe, Chief Executive of the Lake District National […]

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People power keeps the mill wheels turning

Eskdale Mill re-opened to the public in July last year, following an extensive £1 million restoration and renovation project, thanks largely to funding raised by National Lottery players and a grant from Copeland Community Council. This unique historic visitor attraction has welcomed over 3500 visitors in just a few months and, because the mill is […]

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Woodlands Tearooms in Santon Bridge – A Local Icon 

The prospect of running the iconic Woodlands Tearooms in Santon Bridge was both exciting and daunting to new owners Kelly McGrath and Paul Nightingale. “We wanted to do something for ourselves, something we could do together, make our own and be proud of,” explained Paul. “My background is in IT and Kelly’s is accounting, we’d […]

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Something Fishy Going On at The Lake District Coast Aquarium

Something Fishy Going On at The Lake District Coast Aquarium Visitors to the aquarium often ask staff how do we acquire our fish and what happens when they get too big? Well in early January 2020 they could have seen for themselves what happens when we have too many large fish! It is a certain […]

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Evacuate, Return, Escape – Total Enigma is back home

The Central Plaza saga has been disruptive to the city and the surrounding businesses but local escape rooms, Total Enigma, have suffered more than most due to the unsafe building.  Owner Laura Water was instructed to evacuate her premises on Victoria Viaduct.  Her team rallied, removed the essentials and they set up a new site […]

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