How to get toThe Armitt Museumcar-free

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Visit The Armitt Museum car-free

Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

It’s quite easy to reach The Armitt Library & Museum Centre in the middle of Ambleside car-free, as the bus stop is just a 5-minute stroll away.

Bus 599 and bus 555 run frequently from: Bowness-on-Windermere (about 40 mins), Windermere train station (20 mins), Brockhole (20 mins) and Grasmere (15 mins).

Bus 555 runs regularly from: Lancaster, Carnforth, Kendal (50 mins) and Keswick (40 mins).

Bus 505 runs regularly from Coniston (40 mins) and Hawkshead (20 mins).

There are direct trains to Windermere from: Manchester (110 mins), Preston (55 mins), Lancaster (35 mins), Oxenholme (20 mins) and Kendal (15 mins). There are connections from London, Glasgow, Carlisle and all cities in the North of England.

Use our journey planner to get the best route from where you are.

Cyclists welcome - plan your route here

Here’s some information on accessibility on buses and trains.

About The Armitt Museum

A museum and gallery dedicated to the unique cultural heritage of the Lake District, situated in one of the most enchanting parts of Ambleside.

For any queries about visiting contact The Armitt Museum on 015394 31212 or

Address: Rydal Rd, Ambleside LA22 9BL. Visit Website