The Armitt Collection celebrates over 2,000 years of Lake District heritage.

Founded in 1912 the Armitt is a combination of gallery, museum and library, entirely devoted to exploring the rich history of the local area.


Permanent collection

The Armitt's collection is both eclectic and eccentric; an early 19th century articulated wooden leg from Elfehowe, a Roman copper alloy bell and a lace cap belonging to Dorothy Wordsworth were among the early acquisitions.

Key pieces by former local residents include Ruskin's letters addressed to Dr. Parsons, Beatrix Potter’s watercolours of fungi, mosses and lichens and artworks by Kurt Schwitters, who spent his final years living and working in Cumbria.

Armitt Library and Museum Centre

Rydal Road, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9BL

01539 431212

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Opening times

April-October 2022

Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm (last admission 4:30pm)

The Armitt has taken every reasonable step to ensure you can have a safe and enjoyable visit to the museum.

We continue to have protective screens in place at our reception counter, sanitisers available for use, and a one-way route flow.

Whilst it is no longer mandatory to wear a face mask, we are happy for people to continue to do so and to maintain social distancing with anyone not within your group. If you have tested positive for COVID, please do not attend The Armitt and contact us if you would like to rearrange your visit.

With a National Art Pass you get

Free entry
£6
£0
Standard entry price

Price displayed is based on a standard venue entry price. Prices may vary according to ticket type and entry day/time.

Price correct at time of publication.

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