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Museums and galleries

There are a number of outstanding museums and heritage sites to visit in Allerdale, displaying artefacts, archived materials and information on the history of the area.

Some of the museums have links to us. You can find details of these museums below:

The Helena Thompson Museum is Workington's local history museum and a community venue that reflects the area’s history, industry and culture through displays, interactive audio and visual information units and digital information. 

For details of the displays, events, opening times and entry prices, visit the Helena Thompson Museum website. 

The collection at Keswick Museum was founded by the local Literary and Scientific Society in 1873, with a particular focus on Natural Sciences. For details of the displays, events, opening times and entry prices, visit the website

The Maryport Maritime Museum collection consists of objects, photographs and paintings relating to the maritime, industrial and social history of Maryport. For details of the displays, events, opening times and entry prices, visit the website.

Based next to a Roman fort, the Senhouse Roman Museum in Maryport showcases the wealth of Roman history in the area. For details of the displays, events, opening times and entry prices, visit the Senhouse Roman Museum website.