We here at the millom folk museum welcome you to our newly developed blog and hope you enjoy your stay. Following our recent migration from our old website at the Millom Discovery Centre, we are now planning on integrating a forum with our websites to enable users of the site, residents of Millom and the general public to come together and chat. We have been working on developing our main building at the site here in Millom, while it is still far from being completed, we are hopefully anticipating its final completion date to be somewhere in July 2016.


Not quite close enough to get overly excited yet, but we’re almost getting there now! Following its completion we believe that we will be a lot more publicised and hopefully will see plenty more people visiting our site in the near future. Our museum now has a full scale version of an original drift mine and we also keep records of the locally renowned poet; Norman Nicholson. We are proud of our local heritage and are seeking to keep it prominent in the United Kingdom. It may be true that not many people have heard of Millom, the Millom Folk Museum or certainly ever been there – however, this does not deter us and we will continue to try to keep our name out there for all to see. In 2015 we had over 5000 visits to our lovely museum and we are all hoping that 2016 will bring many more new faces for us to meet.


I’m unsure whether or not this will actually be the case given the current levels of visitors – more on this point later from our founder Paul Smitherton – however it would be truly great if we could see this moving forward. We are situated in the beautiful countryside in Cumbria and have been based there for many years now, every year we generally put on a wide range of different events for our local and wider community. We are regularly going in to local schools to and presenting our history to young children and students alike.

There are a number of free events that we have planned in the next few months, please keep an eye out on our blog to check for the dates, we’ve not actually set anything just yet but will be doing so in the coming days and weeks. Hopefully this summer is a warm one because our visitor numbers typically shoot up when this is the case. Many local cycling clubs tend to visit us and stop in for a coffee with the team. If you would look to organise a group visit then just drop anybody here at the Millom Folk Museum a message and we will get back to you on available dates as soon as possible. Thank you for visiting our blog once again and we hope to see you returning here again very soon. Best wishes, Sarah Bent

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