Armitt Museum, Ambleside

4.5
#4 of 6 in Museums in Ambleside
Explore Ambleside's Story from pre-history, Romans, to tourists.

Meet the unknown Beatrix Potter before Peter Rabbit. See her exquiste natural history drawings.

Hear the fascinating story of Kurt Schwitters one of the 20th Centuries most influential artists who worked and died in Ambleside. View our collection of his works.

Discover the past through the work of the early Lakeland Photographers.

Enjoy our changing display of Fine Art of the Lakes from our collection.

Browse our Library, a unique Lakeland institution.

Meet Ambleside's exceptional women - from Harriet Martineau to Beatrix Potter.

Special 2011 Summer Exhibition

Bohemians in Exile: The story of the Royal College of Art's evacuation from London to Ambleside during World War II
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  • I went to the Lake District to go walking and do Helvellyn whilst there was snow. Unfortunately, j injured my leg on my first day there and needed something to do. This filled in for a few hours...  more »
  • Lovely little museum. In October when we visited had a fabulous exhibition on Beatrice Potter, her life, her farms, and her interest in science of the nature. Marvellous collection of her original...  more »
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  • Extremely friendly, helpful and particularly knowledgeable staff. Great detail on Beatrix Potter's life beyond her books, which gives you more of an idea of her life and personality. Wonderful to have a strong collection of Kurt Schwitters' work in the area he lived.
  • This compact museum is a great place to spend an hour on a rainy day. Well curated and interesting exhibits, and a small secondhand book shop in reception.

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