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The Armitt Museum and Library Ambleside

Nook Lane
Ambleside
LA22 9BL

Tel:- 015394 31212


Opening Times

Please note whilst we make every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page, opening times and prices are subject to alteration without notice.

Monday to Saturday 10.00 am - 5.00 p.m.
Last admission 4.30 p.m.

Admission Prices (as at February 2013)

Adult £3.50

Concessions £2.80

Children £1.50

Family ticket £8.00


The Armitt Library and Museum is the modern name for the Armitt Collection, a unique collection of books, manuscripts, water-colours, local artwork, archaeological artifacts, geological specimens and items from every day life.

It has links to a host of Lakeland's most celebrated historical figures, including Wordsworth, Ruskin and Canon Rawnsley, and boasts a unique display of superbly detailed biological drawings by Beatrix Potter.

Although not large, The Armitt is crammed with items of interest, and much thought has gone into their display. Excellent use of modern technology is used to bring many elements of the collection to life.

Approximate visit time:-

The Armitt is not a museum to hurry through. It may not be large but there is plenty to see and study, so allow 2 - 4 hours.


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Current Exhibition

Beatrix Potter - Image and Reality

If you think that Beatrix Potter was just an author, think again. The truth about this remarkable and highly talented lady is revealed in this exhibition. Told through her own words and images using material bequeathed by Beatrix Potter to the Armitt upon her death in 1943, the exhibition tells the story of her extraordinarily life. For more details, see the Armitt Web site here ...


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