Why you should visit

Overview of the museum

Head down memory lane to the Lakeland Motor Museum and feast your eyes on a unique collection of 30,000 exhibits. That includes 140 classic cars and motorbikes, all carefully assembled over 50 years. Nestled in the scenic Leven Valley and open seven days a week, the Museum isn’t just about cars. The entire collection is presented in a social context, with a host of rarities to awaken some special motoring memories.

There’s something for everyone at the museum including:

Campbell bluebird collection

Displays

Explore our large indoor exhibition area including featured displays on:

Army scene at the museum

Scenes

Our displays include many realistic mannequins, including a Woman’s Land Army Girl with a 1940s fordson tractor, Allied Forces with a WWII Willys Jeep and a 1920s Gangster evocative of America’s prohibition era.

Outside view of the Motor Museum

Stories

Find out more about the fascinating local history with key displays illustrating:

  • The Historic Blue Mill
  • Iron Works
  • Woodland Industries
  • Gunpowder Factories
  • Dolly Blue Myth
     
Shop front to see at the museum

Memory Lane

Take a trip down memory lane and immerse yourself in recreated scenes including: 

  • 1920s garage and 1950s café
  • Peiod shop displays
  • Early motoring in the English Lake District
  • Historic Female Fashion