The Beacon

Alex Saint
TheBeacon, courtesy of venue
Image courtesy of The Beacon

The Beacon, West Strand, Whitehaven, CA22 2DW – Visit Now

Right out on the windy west coast of Cumbria is The Beacon, which has provided a well-used museum service for local families and visitors since it reopened in purpose built gallery spaces in 1996. It draws on rich collections  – fine and decorative arts, social history, archaeology and natural sciences – that tell the story of the area, in particular the maritime history of Whitehaven. The interpretation is lively, with lots of activities for children.

  • West Strand
  • Whitehaven
  • CA22 2DW
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Opening Hours

  • Mon: Closed
  • Tue: 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Wed: 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Thu: 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Fri: 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sat: 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sun: 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit

Admission Charges

Adults £5.50, Concessions £4.00, Under 16s free when accompanied by a paying adult

Services and Facilities

Restaurant and activity room


Fully wheelchair accessible