- What are the opening hours of the Beacon?
- Is there car parking near the Beacon?
- How long does it take to look round the Beacon?
- How much does it cost to visit the Beacon?
- Can I donate something to the Beacon's collection?
Where is the Beacon?
The Beacon is located on the harbourside in Whitehaven, West Cumbria.
Enjoying the scenery
Visiting Copeland is a wonderful experience. Almost two thirds of the borough of Copeland lies within the Lake District National Park and offers spectacular scenery and visitor attractions without the traffic congestion experienced elsewhere.
Welcome to The Beacon
Welcome to the new look Beacon Museum. Want to win a free family pass to the Beacon Museum? Complete our survey to enter.
The Beacon Museum "Harbour Gallery" Programme
The Harbour Gallery is the museum's temporary exhibition space, displaying up to 6 exhibitions per year. Entry is free unless otherwise stated.
The Uncelebrated Art of the Fowlers
A collection of artwork, never displayed before in its entirety, is now on show at The Beacon Museum in Whitehaven. This free exhibition of artwork from the little known but extremely talented Frank and Beryl Fowler is on display in The Harbour Gallery until 7th September.
The Beacon Museum Summer Crafts
The Beacon Museum is looking forward to a bumper summer and has some great family activities planned.
Thursday 24th July Knotty Norse
Wednesday 30th July Back to the Future
Thursday 7th August Jolly Rogers Rock!
Thursday 14th August West is Best
Thursday 21st August Potty About Puppets
Thursday 28th August Mosaic Madness
All craft sessions take place at 11am to 12noon and 2pm to 3pm. Advance booking is essential to avoid disappointment. Suitable for ages 3 to 12 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult. £3 per child (does not include admission to the museum)
The Beacon Museum - What's On in October
The Beacon Museum has a bumper October planned with The Big Draw, Gone Fishing crafts, Halloween Crafts and an Archaeological Finds Day.
See details on our posters below or contact us;
t: 01946 592302
- Where can I get tourist information about Copeland?