Thursday 14th September 10am – 5pm

Discover the stories of remarkable women through current exhibitions at The Armitt. Plus, join a member of the team on a personal Walk & Talk of the museum and the Ambleside Bridge House.

The Armitt: Museum, Gallery and Library is delighted to open for Heritage Open Days 2023 and invites visitors to explore exhibitions covering some remarkable women associated with the Lake District. In addition to the museum being open from 1000-1700, we welcome people to join us for one of the personal walk & talks of the museum which will also take in the history of Ambleside’s most iconic building – the Bridge House.

This year The Armitt is featuring exhibitions and displays that focus on some prominent and pioneering women, including the Armitt sisters, Beatrix Potter and Charlotte Mason. All these individuals knew of one another, and in some cases were firm friends. The strong link that connects them together is their passion for nature and the landscape – Beatrix Potter through her fungi studies and preservation of land; Charlotte Mason through her teaching based on natural explorations; the Armitt sisters through painting, research and stories.

Visitors can also pre-book a walk & talk delivered by friendly and knowledgeable guides at 1100, 1200, 1300 or 1400. This will cover the history of The Armitt and some of the collections, as well as the story of Bridge House – the most photographed building in the Lake District. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to go inside the little building!

Discover more about the history and heritage of Ambleside residents and the wider Lakeland world by visiting The Armitt on Thursday 14 September.

Pre-booking: Preferred

Main site is free to explore but the walk & talk should be pre-booked

Call: 015394 31212


Booking opens: 1 August 2023

Booking closes: 14 September 2023

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