Head down memory lane to the Lakeland Motor Museum and feast your eyes on a unique collection of 30,000 exhibits, including 150 classic cars and motorbikes all carefully assembled over 50 years.
Star attractions include the Campbell Bluebird Exhibition and the Isle of Man TT Tribute Exhibition, which features record-breaking electric superbikes on loan from motorcycling legend John McGuinness. Other exhibits range from the first modern bicycle, to the
1966 Amphicar - originally marketed as ‘the car that swims’ - and the more modern TVR Cerbera Speed 12, which was originally conceived as a supercar to rival the McLaren F1 GTR.
Open 7 days a week, the Museum is a perfect all-weather attraction. Car owners are even invited to gather and celebrate motoring greats with their own classic vehicles on special ‘Drive & Ride In’ Days during the year. There is also a riverside café and a connecting bus from Lakeside.
Nestled in the Leven Valley the Museum isn’t just about motor cars; the entire collection is presented in a social context, with a host of rarities to awaken some special memories.
The valley was a cradle of the Industrial Revolution and reflects South Lakeland’s contribution to woodland industries, gunpowder manufacture, iron smelting, charcoal production and the making of ultramarine pigment - often remembered as ‘Dolly Blue’ and exported throughout the British Empire. Some of the more unexpected items on show include painstakingly recreated period shop window displays, collections of female fashion clothing from the 1800s to the early 1970s, and the story of the Women’s Land Army.