Lakeland Motor Museum
Lakeland Motor Museum was originally conceived to be a complementary visitor attraction to a stately home in 1978. By the 1980s its creator, Donald Sidebottom realised that the Museum was recognised for its national importance, so he started to consider the long-term legacy of his treasured collection without his involvement. Eventually, it was sold d to a subsidiary company of Winander Group Holdings Ltd becoming the sister company to one of England’s top ten ‘paid for’ visitor attractions, Windermere Lake Cruises.
In the late 2000s, it was moved to its present, purpose-built home in the South Cumbrian village of Backbarrow where a derelict industrial estate has been refurbished.
Today the Lakeland Motor Museum boasts a collection of more than 150 classic cars and motorbikes, alongside a further 30,000 motoring exhibits.