What's on in Cumbria Spring 2017

What's on in Cumbria Spring 2017

What is coming up in Cumbria?

Would you like to combine your stay with a lovely trip out to a local event? Here are some lovely ideas to help you plan your perfect getaway!


Feel the Force at the Beacon Museum – Whitehaven

Children’s activity event

27th January 2017 – 5th March 2017

Ever wondered how magnets work, where anti-gravity comes from and what’s inside those mysterious black holes? Come along to our interactive science exhibition ‘Feel the Force’ and discover for yourself, with experiments and machines to have a go on.

Feel the force is a Children’s activity event aimed at all ages and creatively designed by Science Projects Ltd.

Visit https://thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk for more information.


Savage Arena:

The legacy of Joe Tasker at Keswick museum and art gallery

Fri 9th September – Wed 31st May 2017

The mountain heritage trust is delighted to present the first exhibition celebrating the life and achievements of pioneering mountaineer Joe Tasker. Savage arena: The legacy of Joe Tasker is a heritage lottery fund funded exhibition and launched on 8th September 2016. It is now open to the public at Keswick museum and art gallery until the end of May 2017

Joe Tasker’s disappearance on Everest with Pete Boardman in 1982 remains a mystery nut his legacy as a pioneering mountaineer, as well as a writer, thinker, photographer and filmmaker lives on.

Highlights include, Joe’s first climbing diary, his original handwritten draft for savage arena and the rucksack used on his final exhibition.

Visit https://keswickmuseum.org.uk for more information.



The search for life in space:

Friday 6th January – Sun 30th April 2017

A new era of space exploration has begun. It’s the search to find something that changes everything…signs of life somewhere else in the universe.

The film will make you re-examine such fundamental questions as: “Where did we come from?”, “How did we get here?” and “Are we alone?”

Please ensure you check the website for times – the duration of the film is 40 minutes.

Visit https://www.rheged.com for more information.



The art of Polish paper cuts at the Beacon museum

Wednesday 18th January – Sunday 19th March 2017

New for 2017 at the Beacon Museum, Whitehaven.

‘Wycinanki’ or paper cuts are a traditional Polish folk art. They first appeared in the 19th century, when they decorated the inside walls of rural homes. New paper cuts were made every year at Easter time.

Adults: £5.00, Concession: £4.00, Child £2.00, Family (2+2) £12.00

Opening times are 10.00 – 16.30.

Please visit https://thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk for more information.


This is just a sample of the wide variety of events on in Cumbria, please visit https://www.golakes.co.uk/things-to-do/whats-on.aspx for more information on both these and other events!

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