The Ruskin Museum
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The Ruskin Museum is an award-winning, thought-provoking cabinet of curiosities, crammed full of wonderful objects and paintings, which introduces Coniston's rich cultural and literary heritage.
This museum was the brainchild of Ruskin's secretary and biographer WG Collingwood, who wanted to create a space that would serve as a memorial to the artist, and celebrate the area's heritage.
As well as a Ruskin collection – which reveals how the great Victorian critic developed his ideas through drawing – there are exhibits relating to the region's copper mines, slate, geology, lace and farming.
Look out for The Wild Escape at museums and galleries in the next few months. Many have special events, or you can use our audio introduction to help children get involved at any cultural venue.
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