CAMPBELL BLUEBIRD EXHIBITION
In addition to tracing over 100 years of motoring heritage with ample tangible evidence, the museum pays tribute to father and son, Sir Malcolm and Donald Campbell who between them captured 21 world land and water speed records in the Bluebird series of cars and boats. Donald Campbell was tragically killed on nearby Coniston Water in January 1967, whilst attempting to break his own water speed record.
Highlights include full size detailed replica’s of the 1935 Bluebird car, the 1939 boat, Bluebird K4, and the famous 1967 jet hydroplane, Bluebird K7.
Education Visits & Courses
- Open daily except Christmas Day from 10.00 – closing at 16.30 until the end of January...
- ...then 17.30. Enquiry line 015395 30400
Between 1955 and 1964 Donald Campbell set seven world water speed records in Bluebird K7. The first was on Ullswater on the 23rd July 1955. The wreckage of Bluebird was recovered in March 2001 and she is presently being restored, destined to go on public display at The Ruskin Museum, Coniston.