Penrith and Eden Museum is located at the heart of the bustling market town of Penrith. The Museum is housed in Robinson's School, an Elizabethan building dating from 1670 and used as a school until the early 1970s. It was originally a charity school for poor girls and was converted by Eden District Council in 1990 into an attractive local history museum and Tourist Information Centre. Inside you can explore the history, geology and archaeology of Penrith and the Eden Valley. Exhibits include pottery from the Roman fort near Plumpton and prehistoric 'cup and ring' stones from Little Meg Stone Circle. There is also gallery space which provides a year-round programme of exhibitions of both historical and contemporary arts interest.
April to September Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm Sunday 11am - 4pm October to March Monday - Saturday 10am - 4pm
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Facilities and services
- Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
- Study facilities
- Wheelchair access to some public areas
- Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
- Object identification and/or written enquiry service
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