The Beacon

The Beacon originally opened to visitors back in July 1996. In June 2008, after a major redevelopment, we were officially reopened by HRH Queen Elizabeth II.

We are now open after an exciting redisplay, incorporating the history of the nuclear industry in Copeland - "The Sellafield Story". Our formal launch will take place on Friday 30th May.

We continue to offer easy access, guided tours, room hire, group bookings, gallery exhibitions, events and activities. We even have educational services, and groups and clubs.

Exhibitions and events

Civilizations- Norse willow weaving

Event on 15.04.2018 11:00

Willow weaving expert Phil Bradley will lead you in a three hour session. Create your own fish traps that the norse settlers of Cumbria would have used, or make your own simple but effective basket....

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