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Penrith Museum
Robinson's School

CA11 7PT
Telephone: 01768 212228
Fax: 01768 891754
Email: museum@eden.gov.uk

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Overview of collections

The collection relates to Penrith and the Eden district and includes objects, photographs and archives, mainly from the 19th and 20th centuries. Themes relate to local history including industries, archaeology, natural history and geology and fine art.

Overview of how collections are displayed

Permanent and temporary exhibitions.

Star Objects at this location

Dutch Masters (Heemskerk, Wouverman, Teniers II and Brouwer); Paintings by English School - Jacob Thompson ' Downfall of Pride' and ' Hope Beyond'
Collection Descriptions
Archaeology Collection (Penrith Museum)
A small collection of mainly local finds, with some foreign material.
Archives Collection (Penrith Museum)
Local archives.
Arms & Armour Collection (Penrith Museum)
Military material.
Biology Collection (Penrith Museum)
A small amount of botanical and zoological material, including insect collections.
Fine Art Collection (Penrith Museum)
A small collection of oils and watercolours that includes works by Dutch Masters (Heemskerk, Wouverman, Teniers II an...
Geology Collection (Penrith Museum)
The collection comprises mainly of fossils (1000 specimens). There are also 475 mineral specimens and 225 rock speci...
Photographic Collection (Penrith Museum)
Local photographs.
Social History Collection (Penrith Museum)
Local history items

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