Copeland residents can visit Whitehaven’s Beacon Museum for free on Thursdays until the end of August.
Residents just need to provide proof of their address, like an ID or utility bill, and no booking is required. Children must be accompanied.
Copeland’s portfolio holder for the Beacon Museum, Councillor Steve Morgan, said: “This is fantastic news and we’d like to thank Cumbria County Council’s Community Grant programme for making this possible.
“With the newly revamped floors, there is something for everyone to experience and explore at the Beacon Museum. It’s an opportunity to learn more about our history and culture as we enjoy safe staycations in Cumbria. And to have access to this fantastic collection for free is great news for everyone.”
Entry includes access to the current Harbour Gallery photographic exhibition, Rediscover Copeland – a trip through Copeland in the 1950s and 60s through the work of local photographer, Ivor Nicholas.
The Beacon Museum is open to Copeland residents for free on the following dates:
- Thursday July 22
- Thursday July 29
- Thursday August 5
- Thursday August 12
- Thursday August 19
- Thursday August 26
Copeland council said although booking was not required, staff might need to manage numbers in the building.
All staff will be wearing face coverings and the museum recommends and expects that visitors do the same, unless they are medically exempt.