• Welcome
    Discover Millom
    Find out about the rich heritage of this former mining and iron producing town.
    Opening Hours:
    Monday - Saturday : 10.30 am - 3.30 pm
    Sunday : 10.30 am - 1.30 pm
  • Plenty for all the family
    Step back in time
    See Millom life of yesteryear set in an imaginative reconstruction of a street.
  • Model Railway
    New addition to our Rail Room
    Children from 3 to 103 will love our new layout
    showing railway scenes around Millom and West Cumbria.

How to find us

We are located at Millom station on Cumbria Coastal Line. There is also free car parking nearby.

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Ticket Office

Support the museum by purchasing tickets to or from any station on the network.

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Visit the shop

Our gift shop has a wide range of gifts, books and craft items to buy at the museum or online.

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Trackside Café

The delicious locally produced snacks and meals are served seven days a week.

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The Rail Room: A ground-breaking heritage-based learning project.

Discover the impact rail services had on the industries, and the social and economic development in the 19th and 20th Centuries.

The room merges the actual mining cage and its stories with the impressive model railway representing aspects of the west Cumbrian rail line. The timeline and artefacts detail the industrial past, against other well known events, and how the introduction of rail services changed the lives of working people.

The adjacent mine cage is enhanced with an audio presentation giving facts on what it was like to work in Hodbarrow.

The Rail Room project is funded through the Heritage Lottery, Copeland Community Fund and the Cumbrian Coast Community Rail Partnership.

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Discover the history of Millom

Browse through thousands of items from archaeological finds to garments through the ages and explore the rich past of Millom.

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Mining

With a full reconstruction of a Hodbarrow mining cage, discover the foundation of Millom’s past!

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Railways

Relive the memories of a fledgling railway which sparked the growth of this proud town!

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Wartime

Remember the wartime history of a brave town, with the memories and journeys of our local heroes.

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Costumes

View the display of 19th and 20th century fashions.

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RAF Display

Discover the important role played by RAF Millom in WWII

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Norman Nicholson

This exhibit takes you through the sometimes majestic and harsh literature of one of Millom’s greats.

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Millom Life

Relive the victorian life of Millom folk through a wonderfully intricate and crafted reconstruction of a room.

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Rural Life

See the tools and machinery used on farms to feed Millom.

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Prehistory

See fossils, rocks and pre-historic tools in this fascinating gallery.

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Education

Discover how children were educated early in the last century.

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Historic retail

Visit an incredibly detailed reconstruction of a shop.

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