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Lake District Attraction opening times

2017

The following table shows attraction opening times for 2017. It has been compiled using the information published by each attraction. Not all attractions have been listed. Opening times may be subject to alteration without notice, particularly in poor weather.

Flood damage may have altered some attraction opening times. Please see their web sites for more details.

Note that in some cases not all elements of an attraction may be open, or some facilties may be limited.

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Attraction

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Abbott Hall, Kendal

Monday - Saturday until Dec 2017
10.30am - 5 pm (4 pm Nov. - Feb)
Sundays in July and August 12pm - 4pm

Allan Bank

11th - 26th February 10.30 am - 4 pm
3rd March onwards, Fri, Sat and Sun 10.30 am - 4 pm
Daily from 1st April - 29th October 10 - 5 pm
Fri/Sat/Sun 3rd November - 17th December

Armitt Library & Museum

November - March Tuesday to Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
April to October Monday to Saturday 10 am - 5 pm

Beatrix Potter Gallery

18th February - 2nd March Daily 10 am - 4 pm
4th March - 26th May Saturday - Thursday 10 am - 4 pm
27th May - 3rd September Daily 10 am - 5 pm
4th September - 29th October Sat - Thurs 10 am - 4 pm

Blackwell (Bowness)

Open Daily 12th Jan - 31 Dec 2016
10.30am - 5pm
(closing 4pm Nov. - Feb)
Closed 25 & 26 Dec

Brantwood

1st January - mid March
Wednesday to Sunday 10.30 am to 4 pm
Mid March - end November Open daily

December
Wednesday to Sunday 10.30 am to 4 pm

Brockhole


Open daily 10 am - 4 pm

Visitor centre and cafe closed 17th - 19th January

Coniston Launch

January weekends only
(Jan 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29)

Daily February 4th 2017 onwards

Cumberland Pencil Museum

Closed for refurbishment following floods. Reopening due summer 2017

Dalemain

Garden & Tearoom only 5th February 2017 – 9th April 2017, 10am – 4.30pm

9th April – 26th October 2017  Sunday – Thursday.
House open 10.30am – 3.30pm

Gardens, Shop, Tearoom & Museums Open 10am – 4.30pm

Dove Cottage

30th January - 28th February
Museum and shop Open daily 9.30 am - 4.30 pm
Dove Cottage open Weds - Mon 9.30am - 4.30pm
Plus Tuesday 21st February

1st March onwards
Open daily 9.30 am - 4.30 pm

November and December (not inc 24/25 Dec)
Museum and shop Open daily 9.30 am - 4.30 pm
Dove Cottage open Weds - Mon 9.30am - 4.30pm

Fell Foot Park

Park Open daily exc 25th December, 9am - 5pm
Cafe open 18th -25th February
and weekends only until 19th March
then daily from 20th March - 5th November

Go Ape Grizedale

February Half Term 11th - 26th Feburary [open daily]
March [weekends only]
Easter, Half Term and Summer Holidays [open daily]
October Half Term [open daily]
November [weekends only]
December [Tree Top Junior and Tree Top Adventure open 3rd-4th only]

Pre booking essential - see more info.

Go Ape Whinlatter

February Half Term (18th - 26th February Exc 22nd)[open daily]
March [weekends only]
Easter, Half Term and Summer Holidays [open daily]
October Half Term [open daily]
November [weekends only]
December [Tree Top Adventure 3rd-4th only]

Pre booking essential - see more info.

Gondola (Coniston Water)

Sailings 1st April - 31st October

Weather permitting

Grizedale Forest

Open 7 days a week.
Summer - 10am to 5pm
Spring, Autumn, Winter - 10am to 4pm

Hawkshead Grammar School

1st April - 31st September
Monday to Saturday 10.30 am - 13.00 pm &
13.30 pm - `17.00 pm

Hill Top (Sawrey)

18th February - 2nd March Daily 10 am - 4.30 pm
3rd March - 1st June
Saturday - Thursday 10.00 am - 4.30 pm
1st June - 7th September
Daily 10 am - 5.30 pm
8th September - 29th October
Saturday - Thursday 10.00 am - 4.30 pm

Holker Hall

The Cafe, Food Hall and Gift Shop
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from
3rd February to 24th March 10.30am - 4.00pm.
25th March onwards open daily 10.30 - 5 pm

Gardens 17th - 19th and 24th - 26th February

House and Gardens
Saturday 25th March to Sunday 29th October
Wednesday - Sunday (Plus Bank Holiday Mondays)
10.30am - 5.00pm (Hall 11.00am - 4.00pm)


Honister Slate Mine

Open daily 9 00 am - 5.00 pm

John Ruskin Museum

January 2nd to 17th March
Tuesday to Sunday inclusive: 10.30am until 3.30pm
[last admissions 2.45pm]

18th March - 12th November
Daily: 10.00am until 5.30pm
[last admissions 4.45pm]

13th November - 31st December
Tuesday to Sunday inclusive: 10.30am until 3.30pm
[last admissions 2.45pm]

Closed: 24th, 25th & 26th December

Keswick Launch

No sailings in January

February 4,5,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,25,26
March - 4,5
Then daily from 11th March to November

Lake District Wildlife Park
(Formerly "Trotters"
Open daily 10 am - 5.30 pm
(4.00 pm in Winter)
Last admission 1 hour before closing
Closed Dec 25th and Jan 1st
Lakes Aquarium

Open daily 9.00 am - 4.30 pm
Last admit 1 hour before closing

Closed December 25th

Lakeland Maze Farm Park

Farm Park
1st - 23rd April
1st May 
27th May - 4th June
Weekends between 25th March and 25th September
10 am - 5 pm

Maze
Open Daily 10 am - 6pm
July and August
Weekends September


Moonlit weekends
23rd and 30th September
6pm - 10 pm

Lakeland Miniature Village 1st March - 31st October
10.30 am - 5.00 pm
Lakeland Motor Museum

Open daily 9.30 am - 5.30 pm
(Closes 4.30 pm in winter )

Lakeland Wildlife Oasis

Open daily 10.00 am - dusk
Last entry 4 pm
Closed 25th and 26th December

Lakeside and Haverthwaite railway

18th - 25th February (Diesel trains)
Open daily 1st April - 29th October (steam trains)

Levens Hall

9th April - 5th October
Sundays - Thursdays
Gardens 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
House 12 noon - 4.00 pm

Mirehouse

1st April - 31st October

House - Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday
1.30 pm - 4.30 pm (last entry 4.00 pm)
Also Friday afternoons in August

Gardens Open Daily 10.00 am - 5.00 pm

Muncaster Castle

11th February - 25th March
Gardens and Hawk & Owl centre open daily 11 am - 4 pm
(Castle, cafe and gift shop closed))

26th March - 25th October
Castle open Sun to Fri 12 noon to 4pm
Gardens and Owl centre, Maze, cafe and gift shop open daily 11 am - 5 pm

26th - 31st October
Halloween events
Gardens open 10.30 am - late
Castle 12 pm - 3.30 pm

1st November - 23rd December & 27th - 31st December
Gardens and Hawk and owl centre open 11 am - 4 pm
Castle closed

Hawk and Owl centre closed December 27th - 31st

Museum of Lakeland Life

Monday - Saturday until Dec 23rd 2017
10.30am - 5 pm (4 pm Nov - Feb)
Sundays in July and August 12pm - 4pm

Penrith Castle Open daily
7.30 am - 4.30 pm
The Puzzling Place

All School Holidays:
Open 7 days a week, 10am to 5.30pm
Winter Hours 1st Nov to 20th March:
Open 11am to 5pm but closed Mondays
Open weekends only in January
Summer Hours 21st March to 31st Oct:
Open 7 days a week 11am to 5.30pm

Quaker Tapestry

20th February - 9th December

Monday to Saturday 10.00 - 17:00
(last admissions 16:00)


Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

February 11th, 12th, 18th - 26th

Weekends until 12th March

Daily from 18th March - 5th November

Weekends in December then daily from 16th - 31st Dec. excluding 24th and 25th

Rheged Centre

Open daily

Rydal Mount

Open February Wednesday to Sunday
11.00 am - 4 pm

Open daily from 1st March to 31st October
9.30am to 5.00pm

November
Wednesday to Sunday
11.00 am - 4 pm
Closed December and January


Sizergh Castle

House open April 1st - 29th October
Sunday to Thursday
1 pm - 4 pm

Cafe, Garden and Shop
Open Daily from 18th January - 5th March 11 am - 4 pm
March 6th - 29th October 11 am - 5 pm
30th October - 30th December 11 am - 4 pm
Closed Christmas Day

Stott Park Bobbin Mill

April - October 10 am - 4 pm

Theatre by the Lake (check for availability)

Click more info for details of events

Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum

Easter to end of October
10 am - 5 pm


Townend

Open Wednesday - Sunday
18th March - 29th October

Ullswater Steamers

Sailings daily throughout the year
including 25th December


Windermere Lake Cruises Sailings daily throughout the year
except Christmas
Whinlatter Forest

Open 7 days a week.
Summer - 10am to 5pm
Spring, Autumn, Winter - 10am to 4pm

Wordsworth House

11th March - 29th October

House and Garden
Open Saturday to Thursday, 11am to 5pm (last entry 4pm) Also 14th April (Good Friday), 2nd June and 27th October. Timed tickets may operate on busy days.
The café is open from 10.30am to 4.30pm.

World of Beatrix Potter

4th February onwards
Open daily 10.00 am - 4.30 pm

Closed at Christmas

Wray Castle

Castle open 18th - 26th February,
18th, 19th, 25th and 26th March
1st April - 29th October
10.00 am - 5.00 pm

November
Castle open weekends 10.30 am - 4.00 pm

Grounds open daily
Dawn - dusk

 
 

 

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