20 Best Museums and Art Galleries In Ambleside Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Museums and Art Galleries In Ambleside

We've rounded up the best museums and art galleries in Ambleside in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 25 Ambleside museums and art galleries to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including tourist attractions. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the museums and art galleries we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Fire place in Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum in Grasmere

Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum

  • Grasmere
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Dove Cottage and The Wordsworth Museum will take you back to the era when Wordsworth was writing his poetry. Little has changed in the cottage and it...

Rainbow at The World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness on Windermere

The World of Beatrix Potter

  • Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The World of Beatrix Potter is a vibrant family attraction, bringing to life all 23 enchanting stories in a magical recreation of the beautiful Lake...

Classic motor cars at Lakeland Motor Museum in Newby Bridge

Lakeland Motor Museum5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Newby Bridge
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Little car enthusiasts will love exploring transport of the past at Lakeland Motor Museum. From futuristic vehicles to those of the 80’s there’s plen...

The Puzzling Place

  • Keswick
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Puzzling Place's World of Illusion takes the theme of Illusion and runs with it. It is home to their ‘Anti-gravity Room', ‘Ames Room', ‘Hologram...

Girl by giant pencil at Cumberland Pencil Museum in Keswick

Derwent Pencil Museum4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Keswick
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Derwent Pencil Museum (previously Cumberland Pencil Museum), situated in Keswick, Cumbria, in the heart of the Lake District, is a great all weather...

The model railway at Millom Discovery Centre

Millom Discovery Centre

  • Millom
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Take kids on a journey through time with quizzes, toy trains and dressing up at Millom Discovery Centre. Who says history has to be boring?! Located...

Ruins of Furness Abbey in Barrow in Furness

Furness Abbey

  • Barrow in Furness
  • Outdoor
  • Landmarks

Furness Abbey is a really stunning historic ruin with plenty of features to explore, plus a lot of green space around it to run about in and see it f...

Girl at The Dock Museum in Barrow in Furness

The Dock Museum4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Barrow in Furness
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Barrow in Furness grew from a tiny 19th Century hamlet to the biggest iron and steel centre in the world in just 40 years. Built in an historic gravi...

Cafe area at The Rum Story in Whitehaven

The Rum Story

  • Whitehaven
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Rum Story is set in the original 1785 shop, courtyards, cellars and bonded warehouses of the Jefferson family and has been authentically designed...

Outside view of The Beacon in Whitehaven

The Beacon

  • Whitehaven
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Beacon is a landmark building next to the harbour in Whitehaven with an award winning permanent exhibition space with several easy access floors...

Fishing boat at Lancaster Maritime Museum

Lancaster Maritime Museum

  • Lancaster
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Dive right into history at the Lancaster Maritime Museum! You will feel as though you’ve been thrown right into the century as you explore the mariti...

Outside view of Lancaster City Museum

Lancaster City Museum

  • Lancaster
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Lancaster City Museum is a great place to start if you are visiting the city and want to know more about it or even if you have lived there all your...

Gallery at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery in Carlisle

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

  • Carlisle
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery has something for everyone! During the holidays and at selected weekends, we provide drop-in sessions based on th...

Outside view of Cumbrias Museum of Military Life in Carlisle

Cumbrias Museum of Military Life

  • Carlisle
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Cumbrias Museum of Military Life Cumbria's Museum of Military Life tells our story, Cumbria's County Infantry Regiment and its soldiers past and pres...

Boy at Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes

Dales Countryside Museum

  • Hawes
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The charming Dales Countryside Museum tells the story of the local folk and landscape of the Yorkshire Dales from deep past up to present times, and...

Outside view of Fleetwood Museum

Fleetwood Museum

  • Fleetwood
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Fleetwood Museum takes you back through time to find out what the town of Fleetwood was like at different points in history from its fishing heyday t...

Aeroplane at Solway Aviation Museum in Carlisle

Solway Aviation Museum

  • Carlisle
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Solway Aviation Museum is a collection of aircraft, aviation artefacts and displays reflecting Britain's position as a former world leader in aircraf...

Water mill at Killhope Lead Mining Museum in Bishop Auckland

Killhope Lead Mining Museum

  • Bishop Auckland
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

If you are looking for somewhere different to go for a day out, bring the family to Killhope, the North of England Lead Mining Museum in the beautifu...

Outside view of The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle

The Bowes Museum

  • Barnard Castle
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The young and the young-at-heart can explore The Bowes Museum through the provision of interactive games and activities throughout the Museum. Grab y...

Outside view of Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Blackpool

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Blackpool

  • Blackpool
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Ripley’s Believe it or Not Blackpool is home to the most mind boggling exhibits you’re likely to see anywhere. Conceived by the ‘Modern Day Marco Pol...

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