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Collection Summary

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Maritime Collection
Maritime history collections include models, navigational instruments, photographs, documents and charts.
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Location Details

The Beacon
West Strand Whitehaven CA28 7LY
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01946 592 302
01946 599 025 
Collections Overview
The museum aims to interpret evidence of all periods of human and natural history of the Copeland area. The collections are therefore wide-ranging and include a large group of social history material relating to domestic, community and working life of the area, with particular focus on the coal and iron mining industries, local maritime history and Whitehaven pottery. There are also large geology collections, some natural history, archaeology, fine and decorative art featuring work by local artists and a large photographic collection, all supported by other archive material.
Display Overview
Permanent displays based on themes from the collection together with an annual programme of temporary exhibitions in the Harbour gallery and an interactive Met Office weather gallery with touchscreen displays.
Star Objects
Beilby 'Slave Trade' glass goblet c1763; Oil paintings by Robert Salmon and other maritime paintings by nationally known artists; oil paintings by Matthias Read, 19th century Whitehaven pottery; St Bees Shroud c.1300; Quern stone collection; coal mining artefacts.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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