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Have A Cracking Easter

Have a break from the Creme Eggs and make the most of your Easter weekend, with plenty going on around the city.   Far more than summer – when most of us head off to lie horizontal on a hot beach – the Easter break is a time for ‘staycations’, day trips and having the family […]

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Museum Gearing Up For A Cracking Easter

Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life in Carlisle Castle is gearing up for a busy Easter Season. The Museum located in the heart of the historic quarter within the grounds of Carlisle Castle tells the story of Cumbria’s County Infantry Regiment and its soldiers past and present. The Museum now moves into its Summer Season and […]

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Easter at The Beacon Musuem

The Beacon Museum in Whitehaven has a host of arty activities on offer for the Easter break. The busy fortnight includes prominent local artists and a brand new exhibition. Currently Pirates Pants and Wellyphants, a witty interactive art exhibition, is proving a massive hit with younger families. Children have been designing pants in an effort to catch […]

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Honister Slate Mine Shortlisted for National Heritage Crafts Award

Honister Slate Mine – England’s last working slate mine has been shortlisted in The Heritage Crafts Awards – in the prestigious Made in Britain category. The Heritage Crafts Awards celebrate and highlight the traditional living crafts made in the UK that contribute to our national heritage and where there is a significant degree of hand […]

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Art For All At The Derwent Pencil Museum

The Derwent Pencil Museum is offering local children and their families huge discounts, in a bid to make art accessible for all.  The local attraction is encouraging creativity in Cumbrian children by giving their family the opportunity to purchase a yearly admission ticket to the Pencil Museum for just £10. The ticket, which includes two […]

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Half Term Activities at the Beacon Museum

 This  half term, the Beacon Museum will be celebrating cultural heritage in a number of ways. In the centenary year of women’s suffrage, Celebrating Women of Cumbria is a county wide series of exhibitions that puts women that have shaped our history back into the spotlight. Our local hero is medical pioneer Dame Edith Mary […]

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West Cumbria Half-Term Round Up

Not looking forward to a wet week (let’s not kid ourselves) with the kids under your feet? Take some rainy day inspiration from these exciting events, being held by our local venues this half-term. The Beacon Chinese New Year Workshops – Masks and Lanterns All Week Celebrate the start of the Chinese Year of the […]

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Jennings Brewery Lake District

Jennings Brewery Tour Nearly 190 years of brewing excellence, overflowing with history & well worth a visit! The Tour Experience The Castle Brewery A jewel in the Lake District crown. Jennings Castle Brewery has nearly 190 years of brewing heritage and along with the award winning ales, it forms part of the fabric of the […]

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Conquer Half-term And Treat The Kids This February

Keswick’s local theatre is taking the hard work out of half-term and helping parents entertain the kids over the holiday week with a fun-filled programme of events. From live music, circus skills and puppetry to creative crafting, interactive theatre and magical illusions, there’s something to suit all ages and interests, keeping imaginations fuelled during the […]

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Half Term Round Up

Get ready for half-term with some rainy day inspiration (let’s not kid ourselves) and a little taster of what’s going on around the county this February. Chinese New Year at Tullie House Inspired by the museum’s exciting exhibition, ‘Riches of China: Splendour, Status and Symbolism’ Tullie House are celebrating Chinese New Year all week long. […]

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