Local attractions



  1. St. Bees leaflet

    A leaflet with information about the popular coastal village of St. Bees famed for being the start of Wainwright's Coast to Coast walk

  2. Seascale leaflet

    A leaflet about the coastal village of Seascale, an ideal location for exploring the spectacular Western Lake District coast and fells.

The Beacon

  1. What are the opening hours of the Beacon?
  2. Enjoying the scenery

    Visiting Copeland is a wonderful experience. Almost two thirds of the borough of Copeland lies within the Lake District National Park and offers spectacular scenery and visitor attractions without the traffic congestion experienced elsewhere.

  3. The Uncelebrated Art of the Fowlers

    A collection of artwork, never displayed before in its entirety, is now on show at The Beacon Museum in Whitehaven.  This free exhibition of artwork from the little known but extremely talented Frank and Beryl Fowler is on display in The Harbour Gallery until 7th September.

  4. The Beacon Museum Summer Crafts

    The Beacon Museum is looking forward to a bumper summer and has some great family activities planned.

    Thursday 24th July  Knotty Norse

    Wednesday 30th July Back to the Future

    Thursday 7th August  Jolly Rogers Rock!

    Thursday 14th August  West is Best

    Thursday 21st August  Potty About Puppets

    Thursday 28th August Mosaic Madness


    All craft sessions take place at 11am to 12noon and 2pm to 3pm.  Advance booking is essential to avoid disappointment.  Suitable for ages 3 to 12 years.   Children must be accompanied by an adult. £3 per child (does not include admission to the museum)


Information technology

  1. Beacon webcam

    An interactive webcam set high above Whitehaven harbour. Please note, sessions are limited to 5 minutes to ensure fair usage.

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