While on holiday in the Lake District we decided to visit the Lakeland Motor Museum which is housed near the southern end of Lake Windermere at Backbarrow.
There is a large collection of cars, motorbikes and many other interesting automobilia all housed in one large building. They also have a large collection of pedal cars which was great to look at and see if we had ever owned or knew someone that had some of these wonderful cars. There is also a bike and scooter collection which our children enjoyed.
In addition to the vehicle collection they have a wonderful Campbell exhibition, father and son, Sir Malcolm and Donald Campbell who had many world land and water speed records between them. Donald Campbell was killed at Coniston water which only a few miles away from the museum in 1967 while he was in his boat attempting to break the water speed record.
They have on display full size replicas of the 1935 Bluebird car, the 1939 boat, Bluebird K4, and the famous 1967 jet hydroplane, Bluebird K7. They also show a fantastic film of the father and son attempting the world record attempts.
Here are a few pictures of some of the exhibits, sadly the pictures do not do the museum justice and we have no picture of the Campbell Exhibition but if you are in the area please drop in to here for a visit it’s well worth it.. For more information on The Lakeland Motor Museum visit their website