SPECIAL OPENING BY DONATION FOR THE ARMITT’S 110TH BIRTHDAY

SPECIAL OPENING BY DONATION FOR THE ARMITT’S 110TH BIRTHDAY

The Armitt will be having a special opening on Tuesday 8th November 2022, to celebrate its 110th anniversary. Instead of paying normal admission of £6.00 for an annual adult ticket, visitors can explore the museum and library by providing a donation amount of their...
Kurt Schwitters bust unveiled in The Armitt’s new garden

Kurt Schwitters bust unveiled in The Armitt’s new garden

On Thursday 13th October, The Armitt unveiled a new bust of the artist Kurt Schwitters in the museum garden which is in mid-development. The bust, sculpted by artist Anthony Padgett, will be the focal point of the outdoor space to be enjoyed by visitors, staff, and...
Charlotte Mason memories sought for centenary celebrations 

Charlotte Mason memories sought for centenary celebrations 

Former students with tales to tell of Ambleside’s celebrated Charlotte Mason College are urged to share them in plans to mark the world-renowned educator a century after her death. The iconic figure, who set up her Lakes’ House of Education and has an 11-million...
Opening date for the Bridge House

Opening date for the Bridge House

ONE of the Lake District’s most famous buildings and attractions, Bridge House, “the little house in Ambleside”, will reopen on Friday 5 August 2022, and every Thursday to Saturday at 11am and 3pm for ticketed tours during August. It will be the first time the house...
Let there be light

Let there be light

Thanks to the Low Carbon Lake District Grant Scheme administered by The Lake District Foundation and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, The Armitt has been able to undertake another phase of lighting upgrades across the museum. The most recent...
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...