Call: 01229 772555 | info@millomhac.co.uk

Millom Heritage & Arts Centre

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You never know what’s around the corner! 

Millom Heritage and Arts Centre celebrates bygone ages, lives amongst memorable landscapes, and stories of triumph and tragedy. Our unique collections and artefacts are housed in themed rooms which echo those times when the railway station was a bustling and noisy place where  steam engines hauled passengers and freight.

 

Our museum recalls the significance of the past, and its relevance to today. Through displays, artefacts, a strong emphasis on visual arts and audio you will feel as if you’re surrounded by time itself. As one of our visitors recently remarked, ‘Absolutely amazing and a real treat for us all. Thank you for allowing us to see and feel history’

 

And it isn’t just history you’ll discover! Our gift shop is well stocked with Cumbrian produce, books and cards. Don’t forget to buy a ticket for a rail trip along the glorious Cumbrian coast – one of the most scenic rail journeys in the whole of England.

 

So explore and then browse the Gallery page for a taster of what’s in store!

Furness Railway Model

Furness Railway Model

Rail played a huge role in the development of Millom and is as important today as it was in the past. Our model railway fascinates everyone, no matter whether you’re 9 or 99!

Mining and Shipping Heritage

Mining and Shipping Heritage

Discover and learn the harsh reality of mining for haematite, the manufacture of iron and steel, and uncover the history of the schooners that sailed our treacherous waters.

Mr. Woodward’s Shop

Mr. Woodward’s Shop

Remember the days before click and collect? In our post-war replica shop you can see how household essentials were sold and rationed. For youngsters it’s always good fun to spot brands still popular today.

Rural Heritage

Rural Heritage

An exciting and educational step back in time to the days when Millom was a place of scattered farms and hamlets.

Poets Corner

Poets Corner

Be inspired by the rhythm and rhymes of Millom’s Norman Nicholson set against a backdrop of renowned poets & artists, adding your own prose and favourite poems to our chalk wall.

Local Heritage

Local Heritage

So much to see and learn here. Why not step into the pre-historic period of the Bronze Age, Swinside Stone Circle, Millom Castle and the effects of Black Death? Help us to solve the mystery of the skull!

RAF Millom

RAF Millom

An insightful history of RAF Millom’s crucial role during World War 2, including photos, models, parts and audio displays.

Aunt May’s Cottage

Aunt May’s Cottage

A treasure trove display of an authentic miner’s wife’s cottage, replicating domestic life in the early 1900’s here in Millom.

Memorial Walls

Memorial Walls

A moving tribute and permanent remembrance to the sacrifice of the fallen heroes of Millom and the surrounding area who lost their lives in the conflicts of WW1 and WW2.

School visits to the museum are FREE.

Get in touch to book your trip!

Call: 01229 772555

Email info@millomhac.co.uk

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Opening Times

Museum: Mon - Sat 9am - 3pm

(Closes at 3.30pm, last entry 3pm)

Sun Closed


Ticket Office: Mon-Fri 7am - 3pm

Sat 9am - 3pm

Sun Closed

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