The Helena Thompson Museum is one of Workington’s hidden gems. The Grade-2 listed Georgian house is both a museum and a community centre. The museum is an invaluable resource that provides a well-rounded viewpoint of the history of Workington with exhibits covering the industry, culture and social life of the area.
More than a museum, the Helena Thompson, is not only a beautiful venue to hold your wedding, but is also a hub for local community groups and caters for a wide range of interests including yoga, craft clubs and children's activities.
Open: Monday-Friday 10.00 - 16.30. Saturday by appointment only. Sunday 13.30 - 16.30. Last admission 16.00
Address: Park End Road, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 4DE
Since its formation in 1997, the Trust and its members have developed a collection of locally important buses, fire appliances and other vehicles. Volunteers assist in restoring, maintaining and operating these.
The Trust also keeps an extensive archive of local bus and rail material, including posters, signage, publicity material, books, magazines, drawings, photographs and petrol pumps.
The historic vehicles are used at a number of events and open days throughout the year and attend local rallies and shows including those at Distington, Cockermouth, Keswick and Carlisle.
Address: Joseph Noble Road, Lillyhall, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 4JX
(Please call first before your visit)