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Created Date:

27 April 2015

Last Modified:

19 December 2023

The Ruskin Museum

A small museum charting the achievements of world land and water speed record holders Malcolm and Donald Campbell.

Yewdale Road, Coniston LA21 8DU

Originally opened in 1900, as a memorial to Coniston resident John Ruskin.  The current museum dates from 1999 - present.


The Museum focusses on five aspects of Coniston history: it’s geology, industrial history, the life and work of John Ruskin, the nineteenth century author Arthur Ransome, and the world land and water speed record holder, Donald Campbell.

Exhibits at the museum highlight the village’s links with the Campbell family, and include film and memorabilia of both Sir Malcolm and Donald Campbell, with plans to eventually house a reconstruction of Donald Campbell’s boat, Bluebird K7.

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