The Beacon Museum Whitehaven
Step inside this award winning museum and venue for the arts, telling the story of Copeland within the historic harbourside location of Whitehaven.
From Romans to Robots, and Vikings to Victorians, explore the Beacon Museum’s interactive exhibitions, and absorb yourself in amazing coastal views from the iconic Viewing Gallery.
Learn about nuclear energy in the Sellafield Story and engage with a variety of art, science and history exhibitions in our changing exhibition galleries.
Check out our website for an up to date listing of future exhibitions in our rolling program. www.thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk
There is level access from the main entrance to:Carpark outside area leading to Portal
Travel by public transport
The Beacon Museum is situated immediately beside the harbour. Private berthing opens up to just across the street from the museum.
The railway station is a 10 minute walk from the museum, following past Tesco's (situated in front of the station) and along the harbour. The Beacon Museum is visible as a lighthouse shaped building throughout this walking journey.
Travel by taxi
the narrowest point is between safety bollards at the base of the sloped access ramp
Path to main entrance
2 Automatically opening bifold doors at either side of a glass entrance porch
Getting around inside
Visual Impairment - General Information
Access lift to the top floor (from 4th Floor)
Getting around outside
Carpark outside area leading to Portal
Customer care support
Safety evac chair for disabled users in event of fire evacuation
Tactile directional signage (levels listed in braille)
Large print information available
Emergency evacuation procedures
Staff guide available to accompany visitors with visual or hearing impairments (please pre-book by phone or email)
2 wheelchair accessible toilets (3rd floor and Ground floor) with pull cord alarms in case of emergency