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Ruskin Museum

Coniston LA21 8DU, England
+44 15394 41164
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Interesting

Dropped in for a look around, some interesting things to see and facts, all kept in an organised... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
loulou187062
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Preston, United Kingdom
Fabulous museum - unfriendly staff

This is a great museum with an unbelievable amount of stuff from Campbell to Ruskin; pre-history... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
ChrisPduck2
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United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dropped in for a look around, some interesting things to see and facts, all kept in an organised fashion, worth a visit if your in the area

Thank loulou187062
Helen G, Custodian at Ruskin Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review,pleased you enjoyed your visit!We look forward to welcoming you again when you are next in the area.

Reviewed 7 December 2017

This is a great museum with an unbelievable amount of stuff from Campbell to Ruskin; pre-history, lace, paintings and things related to the writings of Arthur Ransom, who spent his childhood summers here. Eventually Donald Campbell's Bluebird boat will be in here after many years...More

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Helen G, Museum Custocian at Ruskin Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Than you very much for your feedback Chris. Your comments are appreciated. We are pleased you enjoyed the Museum and hope to see you on a return visit soon

Reviewed 16 November 2017

We particularly were very impressed by the feel of. The place-- the presentation of the life , the activities, and the video especially of a remarkable man who was ahead of his time In his vision. A lovely cafe , inspired museum in a wonderful...More

Thank isabelsharman
Helen G, custodian at Ruskin Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

Thank you for your comments - I feel you may have been referring to Brantwood Ruskin's home on the east side of Coniston Water. The Ruskin Museum is situated in Coniston Village, where the Ruskin Gallery has an extensive display. We hope to be able...More

Reviewed 14 November 2017

Money well spent, spent a couple of hours here could have spent much longer. Very informative displays and stuffed full of interesting artifacts. We went to look at Bluebird and the display is fantastic can't wait until she is all there and assembled. Only touched...More

Thank Paullrnut
Helen G, custodian at Ruskin Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

Thank you for your kind comments. So pleased you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you again soon

Reviewed 6 November 2017

Took the family (mum's a historian, dad's interested in cars, children are young fast) - something for all - mum hardly got beyond the door, such is the opening interest to a historian; dad enjoyed the Donald campbell section; the children ran round everything and...More

Thank Alex & Ruth S
Helen G, custodian at Ruskin Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Dear Alex and Ruth. Thank you for your feedback, so please the family had a good time. Hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

I wanted to say what a great museum you have, and as importantly what wonderful staff you have both in terms of knowledge and friendliness! We came every morning over half term with our two boys. We looked at the exhibits whilst they searched for...More

Thank Justine B
Helen G, Custodian at Ruskin Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Dear Justine Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so pleased your family enjoyed their time with us. Please come again

Reviewed 27 October 2017

Located in the centre of Coniston. Inexpensive. Informative. Interesting facts about Ruskin and Donald Campbell's Bluebird.

Thank john_pearsonphillips
Helen G, Custodian at Ruskin Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Many thanks for your review,so pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 24 October 2017

We were staying in Coniston and visited the museum to learn more about the area and its community over the years. What a little gem! The museum is packed with information about the area's history and the lives and interests of the locals. I'm ashamed...More

Thank Kate P
Helen G, custodian at Ruskin Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Thank you for your feedback,very much appreciated.We look forward to welcoming you back for a return visit.

Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

An amazing selection if information and information about one of this countries greatest hero's. Donald Campbell should have been knighted for is efforts to make this country great. Thank you for so much info and memorabilia.

Thank Mark S
Helen G, Custodian at Ruskin Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

So pleased you enjoyed your visit,your feedback is very much appreciated.

Reviewed 18 October 2017

On a weekend away with our car club, part of the itinerary was a visit to the Ruskin Museum in the bucolic Cumbrian town of Coniston. This traditional village is famous for several iconic features. The first is the ‘Old Man of Coniston’ an imposing...More

Thank Anthony B
Helen G, custodian at Ruskin Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Dear Anthony, Thank you for your valuable review. We are pleased the car club members enjoyed their visit, we certainly enjoyed welcoming you all. We look forward to more visits in the future

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Response from Fireball14017 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there- Johnny here. You ask about taking dogs in the Ruskin Museum. I am pretty sure that they won't allow dogs inside with or without a lead - although I cannot be totally sure not being a dog owner myself, I'm afraid... More
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