Lowes Court Gallery

Alex Saint
Image courtesy of Lowes Court Gallery

Scheduled for demolition in the late 1960s, Lowes Court Gallery in Egremont, Cumbria is a former coal merchant’s cottage. It was rescued by a local artist/teacher who galvanised the local community into a herculean restoration and fundraising programme. The fruit of their labours is this lovely gallery – now a thriving 40 years old – that aims to showcase the quality of traditional and contemporary Cumbrian craft, led by a membership of artists. As well as a shop Lowes Court Gallery also serves as a Visitor Information Centre. Ask them to point you in the right direction for Hartleys Ice Creamery to choose from one of their 50 seriously good flavours (story has it that an enterprising Mr Hartley started out selling ices from a motorycycle side car, and inspiring a small family empire of parlours and outlets across the county) and Florence Mine.

12 Main StreetEgremontCA22 2DW View map
Telephone: 01946 820693 Visit Now

Admission Charges


Services and Facilities


Opening Hours

  • Tuesday10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Wednesday10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Thursday10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Friday10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Saturday10:00am - 2:00pm

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

What's on near Lowes Court Gallery

Kendal Calling Festival 2024

Featuring over 200 artists and performers, immersive arts experiences and kids activities, Kendal Calling is a great, family-friendly festival set in the stunning Lake District.

from £199.00
Two men stand at railings with blue sky behind. Both are wearing sunglasses and one is leaning forward with his head under the top railing and laughing.
Morecambe Poetry Festival 2024 at various venues

Our Tourist Telescope is set on the coast – more specifically, Morecambe Poetry Festival, back for a third year with an impressive line-up now spread over two venues: the wonderful Winter Gardens and upstairs at The King’s Arms.

from £65.00

Where to go near Lowes Court Gallery

TheBeacon, courtesy of venue
The Beacon

The Beacon in Whitehaven provides a well-used museum service for local families and visitors, drawing on rich collections – fine and decorative arts, social history, archaeology and natural sciences.

Florence Arts Centre

Florence Mine has been transformed into a centre for cultural activity, offering workshops, gallery space, cinema and music venue.

Rosehill Theatre, Whitehaven
Rosehill Theatre

A cosy theatre, offering a diverse range of arts and entertainment, in an exceptional setting on the outskirts of Whitehaven.


Wastwater is the deepest lake in England at 258 feet and one of the most dramatic spots in the country to swim.

Muncaster Castle

The Muncaster Castle estate takes in a haunted castle, bluebell woods, Hawk and Owl Centre and more.

The Kirkgate, Cockermouth, image via Visit Cumbria
Music venue
The Kirkgate, Cockermouth

A theatre-cum cinema in Cockermouth offering a wide programme of touring theatre, music, independent film and events to townsfolk and visitors.

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