Visit three of Cumbria’s top attractions for a discounted price this year
The Lakeland Arts Trust offers a comprehensive package to groups of 10 or more visiting three of its venues; Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Abbot Hall Art Gallery and the Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry.
Group benefits include discounted admission of up to 30% (when visiting all three venues), free entry for the group organiser, free introductory talks for groups of 15 or more and special group catering – with free catering for the organiser and free coach parking. Coach drivers are given free admission and a free refreshment voucher.
Since visiting all three venues in a single day may be too much, groups can spread visits across a seven-day period. The deal is available year round.
Blackwell, based in Bownesson-on-Windermere, is one of Britain’s finest houses from the turn of the last century, retaining almost all of its original decorative features. Visitors can sit and soak up the atmosphere by the fireplace, and are free to enjoy the house as it was originally intended, without ropedoff areas.
Abbot Hall in Kendal is a Grade I listed Georgian villa on the banks of the River Kent. Its galleries offer two floors of British painting and sculpture.
Next door is the Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry, which takes visitors back through time to explore the story of the Lake District and its inhabitants.
Recreated period rooms and workshops reveal how rural people lived, worked and played, and how different life was before the introduction of machinery.
Admission for groups is £10.80, which gives access to all three attractions, between April and December 2012.
Driving time between Bownesson- Windermere and Kendal is approximately 25 minutes.