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Copeland Residents Can Visit This Museum for Free Over Summer

The Beacon Museum in Whitehaven has been given a grant that allows Copeland residents to visit the museum for free on select dates across Summer.

The grant was awarded by the Cumbria County Council’s Community Grant Fund and will allow the Beacon to open for free every Thursday until the end of August.

All Copeland residents have to do is provide proof of address via ID or a utility bill upon entry to the museum. Children must be accompanied by an adult and booking is no longer essential.

The Beacon has also seen various and recent revamps including a gruesome Medieval Science experience, the chance to steer a ship digitally and play dress-up digitally as well as the chance to present a weather forecast and play an ancient Roman board game.

Copeland's portfolio holder for the Beacon Museum, Coun Steve Morgan, said in response to the grant that:

"With the newly revamped floors, there is something for everyone to experience and explore at the Beacon Museum. It's an opportunity to learn more about our history and culture as we enjoy safe staycations in Cumbria. And to have access to this fantastic collection for free is great news for everyone."

The dates the Beacon opens for free are as follows:

· Thursday July 22

· Thursday July 29

· Thursday August 5

· Thursday August 12

· Thursday August 19

· Thursday August 26

Face coverings are still required as staff continue to work to keep the public as safe as possible during the pandemic.

While booking is not essential, staff may still need to manage numbers in the building for public safety.

For further information, you can call the Beacon museum at 01946 592302, or visit their website at

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