Attractions

Ruskin Museum

Ruskin Museum

The Ruskin Museum is an award-winning Cabinet of Curiosities which tells the Story of Coniston. The Rough Guide to the Lake District [all editions] praises ‘Coniston’s superb museum’ as ‘the most thought-provoking in the Lakes’ for its inspirational and award-winning telling of The Story of Coniston from the first Stone Age fell-walkers, who made and traded stone axes, to the Jet Era when the 1950s speed ace Donald Campbell used Coniston Water as Bluebird K7’s race-track. The Ruskin Museum Coniston Cumbria LA21 8DU Tel: 01539 441164 Email: information@ruskinmuseum.com

Coniston Boating Centre

Coniston Boating Centre

Coniston Boating Centre has been helping people enjoy this special spot since 1977. Their RYA qualified staff are very experienced. They were also shortlisted for the Award for Outstanding Customer Service in the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2012. Theye are a not-for-profit attraction run by the Lake District National Park Authority. All profits go towards keeping it special for future generations. They love Coniston Water and know it well. So if you’ve any questions, just ask! Coniston Boating Centre Lake Road Coniston Cumbria LA21 8EW Tel: 015394 41366 Email: conistonbc@lakedistrict.gov.uk  

Brantwood *** Local Caption *** The Former Home of John Ruskin set in an idyllic location in Coniston.

Brantwood House

Brantwood is a historic house, museum and vibrant centre for the arts, Ruskin’s former home has a wealth of things to see and do for the whole family. Brantwood offers a fascinating insight into the world of John Ruskin and the last 28 years of his life spent in the Lakes. Filled with many fine paintings, beautiful furniture and Ruskin’s personal treasures, the house retains the character of its famous resident. Visitors are free to explore the rooms and house stewards are on hand to answer questions. There are a range of quizzes and activities for children to enjoy. The Brantwood Trust Coniston Cumbria LA21 8AD Tel: 015394 41396 Email: enquiries@brantwood.org.uk