Drive dads to distraction at the Lakeland Motor Museum on Father's Day

A dad takes his daughters around the Lakeland Motor Museum main exhibition hall

With Father’s Day just around the corner here’s an idea that might thrill him more than the gift of a new pair of socks!

Why not bring him down to the Lakeland Motor Museum and let him relive his youth by checking out the vehicles on the roads when he was a younger man!

DMC DeLorean on display in the main hall at the museum

Whatever your dad’s age you’ll find vehicles to spark happy memories of motoring days from the past.

It could be anything from a fancy DMC DeLorean made famous by the Back to the Future movies, or a Bentley once owned by speed record legend Donald Campbell.

Donald Campbells Bentley

Or maybe he’d be more inspired by something a little less extravagant – like the museum’s famous little red Corsa!

Our famous little vauxhall Corsa

It’s arrival at the museum spread across TV, radio, newspapers, magazines and social media like wildfire – reaching a combined audience of nearly seven million viewers, listeners, readers and internet surfers in the space of just five days after the museum predicted that particular model could become “extinct” in just five years from now.

A modern-day classic - Vauxhall Corsa

By the banks of the River Leven at Backbarrow, the Lakeland Motor Museum is far more than a destination for motor lovers. The museum is built around a little piece of Leven Valley industrial history – part of the old “Dolly Blue” mill complex.

There are displays to illustrate that history, period shop displays, a 1930’s garage and a World War One display. On top of that, housed in its own unique building, there are special displays honouring the historic speed record exploits of Sir Malcolm and Donald Campbell. Highlights include full sized replicas of the 1935 Blue Bird car and the 1967 jet hydroplane Bluebird K7.

Interior of the Donald Campbell display at the museum

The museum gift shop has been updated so if you want to top off your visit by finding the perfect present for your dad – just have a look around.

And once you’ve had your fill of classic cars, bikes, motorbikes and more – you can stroll across the Café Ambio adjacent to the museum building and have your fill of something tasty. It has a terrace overlooking the River Leven - a perfect spot to sit and enjoy some quality time on Father’s Day with your dad.

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