From spring 2019, our opening hours will be:
Last admission to the museum is one hour before closing. The site and car park is closed at the end of the day.
Group prices and booking
How to find us
Rayrigg Road, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1BN
Oxenholme is the nearest main line railway station. A connecting train will bring you into the Windermere station (two miles from Windermere Jetty). The 555 and 599 buses stop outside the museum. Alternatively, taxis are available from Windermere Station.
Windermere Jetty is accessible by bike and has dedicated bike racks.
You can arrive by boat to our dedicated jetty with Windermere Lake Cruises.
To help you plan your trip, here is a list of taxi providers who operate in the Bowness and Windermere area:
- Abacus Taxis 015394 88285
- Bowness Taxis 015394 46664
- Lakes Taxis 015394 44055
- Pegasus Taxis 015394 48899
Postcode for SatNav: LA23 1BN
From the south
Exit the M6 at junction 36, taking the first exit on the slip road roundabout. Follow signs for the South Lakes and Windermere and continue onto the A591. When you reach a small roundabout, take the first exit onto Rayrigg road/A592, following signs for Bowness Bay and The Lake. Continue for 1 mile and Windermere Jetty will be on the right.
From the north
Exit the M6 at junction 39 for A6/Shap/Kendal. When you reach a T-junction, turn left onto the A6 and continue along the A6 for 12 miles. Follow signs for Windermere, Bowness and A591. Once on the A591, take the first exit at a small roundabout onto Rayrigg road/A592, following signs for Bowness Bay and The Lake. Continue for 1 mile and Windermere Jetty will be on the right.
Parking is limited on site. We have eight spaces reserved for Blue Badge holders and there are two coach drop-off bays located by the main entrance.
- Standard parking: £10
- Museum visitors: £4
- Shop or café visitors (who spend more than £10:) £4
- Blue badge holders: free
Please pay on exit, at the machines located by the car park. If you are eligible for £4 parking, you will receive a discount parking code with your admission ticket or receipt; enter this in the payment machines on exit.
There is no coach parking, but we have two spaces for pre-booked coach drop-off. Please contact us to book.
Please be aware that the site and car park is locked at the end of the day.
Yes, Windermere Jetty has a car park and payment can be made on exit. Parking spaces are limited and we would love our visitors to help us protect the environment by arriving by bike, foot or by public transport.
Of course. From spring 2019 we will be open every day, all year except for 25 and 26 December. This includes bank holidays.
Sorry, only assistance dogs are allowed inside our buildings.
We have a dedicated outdoor picnic area that you are welcome to use. We would politely request that only food purchased from our café is consumed in the café or on the café terrace. Please note that there are strictly no barbecues.
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From spring 2019 we will be open all year, except 25 and 26 December.