Culture is an important part of our tourism strategy and is one of the three key themes we promote as a reason to visit the Lake District, Cumbria. We’re committed to helping profile and support the richly diverse cultural scene in the county and 2019 is set to be an exciting year.
One highlight will be a major programme of events celebrating the 200th Anniversary of John Ruskin – a leading Victorian art-critic, prominent social thinker and philanthropist. Key events to highlight to visitors include: Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud (12 July -5 Oct) at Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Treasure from Dust: the geology of John Ruskin (8 Aug –11 Nov) at Brantwood.
The opening of a major new cultural attraction Windermere Jetty: Museum of Steam & Stories in Spring 2019 is also expected to generate massive interest from people heading to the Lakes. Watch this space for more details!