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The Beacon Museum
North West

West Strand
Cumbria, CA28 7LY
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Discover the past, present and future at The Beacon Museum, Whitehaven

From Viking silver to Victorian Trading ships, a vibrant collection of historic objects and artwork is accompanied by a blend of local and touring exhibitionsthat provide different experiences throughout the year.

Science lovers can delve into the living heritage of the West Cumbrian nuclear industry within the interactive Sellafield Story exhibition, and visitors can revel in the best view in Whitehaven from the panoramic viewing gallery.  

Accessibility Information

The Beacon was purpose-built with access for all in mind. All 5 floors are accessible to wheelchair users and our exhibitions are user-friendly for all ages and abilities.

Fully wheelchair accessible
Wheelchair loan
Induction loop system at Reception, all audio presentations and Activity Room
Wheelchair accessible toilets
Subtitled video presentations
Tactile directional signage
Transcripts of audios and oral history presentations
Staff guide to accompany visitors with visual or hearing impairments
Large print information