Explore our walking trails

Trails of the Unexpected is a new way to explore our internationally significant collections, artworks and artefacts.

There are six walking trails to follow in Cumbria and the Lake District. Each one gives you the opportunity to explore a world of cultural treasures in an epic landscape: http://www.trailsoftheunexpected.org.uk/ 

Cumbria Museum Consortium supports the ICOM statement concerning the invasion of Ukraine by Russian Federation military forces. We express solidarity with and support for the people of Ukraine, including our colleagues in the museum and heritage sector. #StandWithUkraine


"I scarcely had one night of quiet sleep, / Such ghastly visions had I of despair, / And tyranny, and implements of death"
(Wordsworth, The Prelude, Book X, 1805)