The Armitt Museum and Library Ambleside
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.