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Collection Summary

Collection Title
Maritime Collection
Shipping is covered where it relates to the Haematite Ore Mines and Iron and Steel manufacturing at Millom.
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Location Details

Millom Folk Museum
Station Building Station Road Millom LA18 4DD
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01229 772555 (Museum) or 01229 774819 (TIC)
01229 772555 
Building Information
Restored station building in Millom. The museum re-opened in its new premises, shared with the TIC, on 1st June 2002.
Collections Overview
Largely comprised of social and industrial history objects of local association, particularly the iron mining industry, which has a key role in the development of the town of Millom. Objects include those associated with Millom Ironworks and Iron-mining at Hodbarrow. The main period covered is 1840-1970. There are also some items associated with local poet and writer Dr Norman Nicholson.
Display Overview
The main permanent gallery houses an iron-mine reconstruction complete with the cage from Hodbarrow Iron Ore Mines. The life and works of Dr Nicholson are also featured in the main gallery. Several smaller galleries include reconstructions of a shop and miner's cottage and also a millinery display. Development of further displays is underway.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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