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The Ruskin Museum

Discover one of Lakeland’s best kept secrets.

The Ruskin Museum Coniston

Discover one of Lakeland’s best kept secrets. The Rough Guide names The Ruskin Museum “the most thought-provoking in the Lakes” for its amazing stories that touch your heart & make your imagination soar.

Meet Coniston’s iconic blue-eyed heroes. Enjoy our exquisite watercolours & drawings by John Ruskin, the radically subversive Victorian pundit on art, architecture & moral values, and thrill at the exploits & tragic end of 1950s/60s Speed Ace Donald Campbell.

Marvel at Bluebird K7’s triumphant seven World Water Speed Records. Identify Arthur Ransome’s “great lake in the north,” the heart of Swallows & Amazons country, amidst the coppice woods, Herdwicks, fells, slate-quarries and coppermines of plain living, high thinking Coniston.

Get here by Launch:
Stop at Coniston Boat Landings. 15 mins walk from jetty.

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  • Coniston The English Lake District World Heritage Site