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Frightful Family Fun-Day At The Beacon Museum

Spooky trails and ghostly stories are on offer at The Beacon Museum this half-term

Looking to get your spook on? It’s time to meet the ghouls and grizzly creatures lurking at The Beacon Museum this Halloween.

Kicking off from October 23rd, with half-term giving the kids some much-needed time off, what better time to get your fancy dress on and visit the famous attractions at The Beacon.

Including their famed galleries and art exhibitions, but also introducing a special Halloween event from October 23rd to October 31st where youngsters will be able to follow clues to find Halloween characters around the four floors of the museum.

Successful seekers will be awarded a Beacon Museum certificate for their efforts!

As well as this, if you’re a budding Cumbrian artist, you may also want to check out the museum's National Gallery Masterpiece “House of Cards” by Jean-Siméon Chardin and take part in decoupage workshops hosted by The Beacon’s current artist in residence, Alexandra Jakob-Whitworth.

Available only on October 29th and to be booked at reception.

All activities are included with the regular museum ticket price of:

- Adults: £7.00

- Concession: £5.50

- Child: £3.50

- Family: £17.50

Which can be booked via their website here.

Opening times include:

- Monday: Closed

- Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00am - 16:30pm

- Sunday: 11:00am - 16:00pm

With the last entry to the museum 45 minutes before closing.

Don’t forget to stop by The Boathouse Café, open from 10:00am - 17:00pm daily, for a coffee and a cake whilst on your way around the exhibits.

Also be sure to make your visit memorable by stopping by The Beacon Museum Gift Shop featuring a range of unique gifts and locally crafted preserves, the perfect way to end a great day out!

To find out more about the Beacon Museum, its exhibitions, and activities, please call 01946 592302, or visit the website at

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