Lakeland Motor Museum

Head down memory lane to the Lakeland Motor Museum and feast your eyes on a unique collection of 30,000 exhibits including over 150 bicycles ranging from early examples to modern day classics. Our bicycle collection traces the history of the development of the modern-day ‘safety’ bicycle; ranging from wooden framed bikes from 1870 to some rare pedal-powered contraptions in a wide variety of materials that were developed (but often failed). We also have some beautiful modern-day classics that will stir up memories from every childhood.

Also on display at the museum is our special tribute to the world-famous Isle of Man TT. Get up close to race-winning motorcycles belonging to John McGuinness and find out more about his racing accolades that earned him the nickname ‘the Morecambe Missile’.

Further to sporting heritage our museum, we also have over 140 classic cars and motorbikes on display, all carefully assembled over 50 years.

As well as some iconic examples of motor vehicles, the museum includes a fascinating display on the record-breaking Campbell family. Housed in its own unique building, our Campbell Bluebird Exhibition is a tribute to the racing career of Sir Malcolm and Donald Campbell. Highlights include full sized replicas of the 1935 Blue Bird car, 1939 Blue Bird Boat K4 and 1967 jet hydroplane Bluebird K7.
Other areas of the museum include a huge collection of pedal cars, caravans and automobilia plus displays about the local history and industry of The Lake District.
A perfect all-weather attraction, the museum is located at the southern tip of Windermere and is minutes from Lakeside Pier where a free shuttle bus connects with Windermere Lake Cruises (combined tickets available). There is a free quiz for children, as well as a riverside café with home-made cakes and snacks.

This collection entry was last updated on 12/11/2020. Information incorrect or out-of-date?