The Armitt Museum - Ambleside

Portrait of the artist Kurt Schwitters

Explore the history of Ambleside in this unique museum setting. Whilst enjoying our rich Lakeland heritage ...Listen to controversial John Ruskin. Watch a lantern slide show. Take an interactive 'birds-eye' view of the Lakeland landscape through the magic of photographer Herbert Bell. Learn about Oscar Gnospelius the early seaplane pioneer. Admire the treasury of Beatrix Potter's original natural history watercolours never before displayed or browse the signifcant collection of local artwork by the influential 20th century artist Kurt Schwitters.

Contact Information

The Armitt Gallery, Museum & Library
Rydal Road
Tel: 015394 31212

Attractions in the Lancaster and Morecambe bay area

South of the Lake District lies the historic city of Lancaster and the dramatic sea scape of the bay at Morecambe. Explore some of the sights and attractions in this beautiful area of England from the list of carefully selected venues on our Lancaster and Morecambe attractions page.