1 November-22 December 2023:
Wednesday-Saturday, 10:30am-4:30pm, last entry at 4pm
We are also open on the first Tuesday of every month.
23 December 2023 – 13 February 2024
The Armitt will be closed for annual maintenance and new exhibition installation. We look forward to welcoming you back from 14 February 2024. If you have any enquiries during this time, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Adults – £6 (with or without gift aid)
Students – £4
Children (under 16) – Free
Friends of the Armitt – Free
Museum Association and Art Fund Members – Free
The Armitt is an independent trust and charity so relies on admissions and donations to continue to open for the benefit of all. If you’d like to support us further, please consider making a donation here.
For all paying adults, your ticket provides you free entry again within the next 12 months.
You can pre-book your admission tickets to The Armitt by clicking here or you can call us on the phone on 015394 31212, option 1. You will also find tickets to our upcoming events and activities.
We have no parking onsite, apart from one disabled bay for blue badge holders to the right of the building. There is a South Lakeland District Council pay and display car park on Rydal Road, just across the road from The Armitt. There is also pay and display parking on the University of Cumbria Ambleside Campus – this is not always available and open to the public so please check the onsite signage.
The nearest train station is Windermere. There are regular buses between Windermere and Ambleside, including the 555 and the 599. The 555 route between Keswick and Lancaster travels via Ambleside. Bus timetable information is available here.
From the south, leave the M6 at junction 36 and follow the signs for Kendal, Windermere and Ambleside. Travel into Ambleside, following the A591; pass the Bridge House and cross the mini-roundabout. The Armitt is sited on the right, signposted close to the University of Cumbria Ambleside Campus.
From the north, leave the M6 at Junction 40 and follow the A66 west towards Keswick. Just before Keswick, turn off on the A591 towards Ambleside and Windermere. Follow the A591 past Grasmere and into Ambleside, past Green Bank Road. The Armitt is sited on the left, sign-posted close to the University of Cumbria Ambleside Campus just before the mini-roundabout.
The Armitt is situated at the tip of the University of Cumbria campus. You can get to us by car or on foot and there is level access into the building. We have one disabled parking bay for blue badge holders.
The museum is situated over two-floors with level access across each. The Armitt is suitable for wheelchairs and buggies. There are toilet facilities, including disabled, in the building. The platform stairlift operates from the ground floor to the first floor providing access to all our spaces.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU
WHAT IS THE TIME OF THE LAST ENTRY?
During our summer season last entry will be 4:30pm. In winter, last entry is at 4pm.
CAN I BRING A GROUP?
We love to welcome groups to The Armitt. Please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 015394 31212 to discuss your options with one of our team.
Is there car parking?
The main car park for Ambleside is situated directly opposite the museum. Onsite parking is limited to staff and one disabled bay.
Is there disabled access?
Yes. There is a platform stairlift that travels from the ground floor to the first floor, and to the toilets. We also have one disabled parking space onsite to the right of the museum.
Do I need to pre-book tickets?
General admission tickets are available to pre-book online or over the phone, but you can also purchase tickets on the day from our visitor reception. However, all events and activities must be booked in advance.
Is The Armitt family friendly?
We welcome all visitors and try to make our exhibitions, activities, and events accessible for families to enjoy.