Blackwell The Arts and Crafts House

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LA23 3JT

Blackwell is one of England's most important surviving houses from the turn of the 20th century. Designed by M. H. Baillie Scott between 1898 and 1900, it is a superb example of Arts and Crafts movement architecture. It occupies a stunning position overlooking Windermere in the English Lake District and is open to the public as a Historic House and a gallery for contemporary craft.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Opening Times Until 31 October House: 10.30am - 5pm Tea Room: 10am - 5pm Opening Times from 1 November - 1 March House: 10.30am - 4pm Tea Room: 10am - 4pm Winter Closure Times Closed Christmas and Boxing Day Closed Tuesday 2 January - Thursday 11 January 2018 for maintenance


Adult admission £8.80 / £8.00 without donation. 'Friends', children and students FREE


  • National Art Pass
  • Museums Association

Travel directions:

BY CAR From the south Exit the M6 at junction 36 and follow signs for the South Lakes and Windermere. At the roundabout take the first left following signs for Crook and Bowness-on-Windermere on the B5284. After 6 miles arrive at a T-juntion, turn left on to the A5074 (Lyth Valley Road). Turn right where the road forks onto the B5360. Follow the drive to Blackwell's car park. From the north Exit the M6 at junction 40 and follow signs for Keswick (A66) and Windermere (A591) via Grasmere and Ambleside. Once in Windermere follow signs for Bowness-on-Windermere. Once in Bowness-on-Windermere follow the road to Blackwell which is situated just off the A5074 (Lyth Valley Road) and turn right where the road forks onto the B5360. Follow the drive to Blackwell's car park. Postcode for SatNav: LA23 3JT BY TRAIN Oxenholme is the nearest main-line railway station, a connecting train will bring you into Windermere (three miles from Blackwell). Buses run to Bowness-on-Windermere, 1½ miles north of Blackwell. Alternatively taxis are available from Windermere Station to Blackwell. BY BIKE Blackwell is accessable by bike and has dedicated bike racks. TAXI SERVICES Abacus Taxis 015394 88285 Bowness Taxis 015394 46664 Lakes Taxis 015394 44055 Pegasus Taxis 015394 48899

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Facilities and services


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Education facilities available
  • Gardens open to public
  • Library
  • Mail order service available
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Refreshments
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan


  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Foreign language leaflet or brochure available
  • General guide to collections available
  • Guided tours
  • Induction loops in exhibition spaces
  • Large print information and/or interpretation
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Specialist publications on collections available
  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Membership and/or Friends scheme offered
  • Online shop

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