The Armitt Ambleside
in the heart of Ambleside
close to Bridge House.
Combining a Library and a Museum and with the aid of
scholarship and fun, art and entertainment you will
discover an insight into the lives of the Lakeland people
that once lived here in the Lakes from William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter, John
Ruskin and others like De Quincey, the Collingwood
family, Charlotte Mason, Hariett Martineau, Herbert
Bell, William Green and Kurt Schwitters who represent
the historic literary, artistic and intellectual life
of this area.
Within The Armitt you will also discover a fine collection
of books and manuscripts, photographs, drawings and
paintings, memorabilia and archaeological objects all
relating to the above people like Beatrix Potter watercolours
and drawings of fungi, mosses and fossils which are
all housed in a new purpose building.
It is advisable to
contact the museum prior to your visit if there is something
specific you wish to see or any alterations have been
made to the Opening times and the attraction itself.
Further information and details on opening times,
costs and facilities please contact or visit
Location - Rydal Road
Ambleside[grounds of St Martin's College].