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Ruskin Museum, Coniston

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The Ruskin Museum is a small local museum in Coniston, Cumbria, northern England.

It was established in 1901 by W. G. Collingwood, an artist and antiquarian who had worked as secretary to art critic John Ruskin. The museum is both a memorial to Ruskin and a local museum covering the history and heritage of Coniston Water and the Lake District.

The museum is a registered charity in England & Wales, constituted as The Coniston Institute and Ruskin Museum.
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  • Went yesterday to this museum in Coniston. All about John Ruskin to be honest although we went to see the remains of Donald Cambells Bluebird. £7.50 pp entrance fee. 
    Went yesterday to this museum in Coniston. All about John Ruskin to be honest although we went to see the remains of Donald Cambells Bluebird. £7.50 pp entrance fee.  more »
  • A great place to go. Such a variety of exhibits from Ruskin's own life and work, through the amazing feats of Donald Campbell to the equally fascinating life of Arthur Ransome, who wrote Swallows... 
    A great place to go. Such a variety of exhibits from Ruskin's own life and work, through the amazing feats of Donald Campbell to the equally fascinating life of Arthur Ransome, who wrote Swallows...  more »
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  • Amazing museum which requires your time and attention. Excellent place to visit if you want a break from the weather in Coniston and well presented artifacts and of course Ruskins works. Also a slightly overwhelming exhibition about Donald Campbell and the famous and tragic blue bird museum with something for everyone in a compact space.
  • Loved the visit to the museum! Lots to see and learn, very varied exhibits in the different parts linking to local people, events and landscape.

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