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  • Cockermouth Keswick & Penrith Railway Line, The
    Information about the CK&PR line that linked Workington to Durham from the 1860s to the 1960s.
  • History of Whitehaven - Whitehaven
    Find out how the town helped to develop the coal and shipbuilding industries, and its links with America.
  • Industrial History of Cumbria
    Traces the history of industry up to the present day.

  • Museums and Memorials
    • Brantwood: John Ruskin's Home (1872-1900) - Coniston
      Visitor information for the house on Coniston Water where the British writer, artist, art and social critic, amateur geologist, and philosopher lived.
    • Cumberland Pencil Museum - Keswick
      Tells the story of pencils and pencil making, with information on the history of graphite mining in the area and machinery displays.
    • Kendal Museum - Kendal
      Founded in 1796 and tells the story of Kendal and the Lake District including local archaeology, history, geology, and natural history.

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