Re-opening of The Bridge House

Re-opening of The Bridge House

The National Trust and The Armitt announce Bridge House in Ambleside is to reopen this year in the first stage of an exciting cultural collaboration. Little Bridge House is one of the Lake District’s most famous and treasured sites, and subject of countless holiday...
My six months at The Armitt

My six months at The Armitt

My six months at The Armitt – by Kate Bleckly After six short months, my time as Events and Activity Assistant here at The Armitt museum has come to an end. I can’t even begin to explain how valuable this experience has been for me and how grateful I am that I was...
The Armitt to be displayed in the new V&A exhibition

The Armitt to be displayed in the new V&A exhibition

Beatrix Potter fungi drawings from The Armitt to be displayed in the new V&A exhibition Five of Beatrix Potter’s artworks from The Armitt’s collection will be displayed at the V&A this year, as part of the 2022 exhibition Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature (12...
Is this the earliest picture of Grange-over-Sands?

Is this the earliest picture of Grange-over-Sands?

In August 2021, a rare 1815 book entitled ‘Views of St Helena’ by George Hutchins Bellasis was given to The Armitt. Since then, Tony Lonton, Trustee of The Armitt, has become fascinated with the artist and his works, particularly of the local area. Tony writes the...
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