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Freedom Of The Lake & Motor Museum

A day out on Windermere with a visit to the Lakeland Motor Museum

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COVID19: THIS TICKET IS CURRENTLY NOT RUNNING

To maintain social-distancing and keep everyone on board safe, we've had to change our cruises with:
✔️ Social-distancing ✔️ Ticketed seating ✔️ More space to enjoy the views ✔️ Enhanced cleaning ✔️ Limited timetables

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⚠ The information below is for reference only. Please keep checking back to find out when we are re-opening fully.

Combine both attractions in one day or visit both within 5 days of each other on this discounted, combined ticket.

Your ticket includes:

Launch exploring Lake Windermere

Have the freedom to explore all of Lake Windermere by boat. This Freedom of the Lake ticket is valid for 24 hours unlimited travel on all of our cruises including:

Red Cruise (Bowness Brockhole Ambleside Bowness)

Yellow Cruise (Bowness Lakeside)*

Islands Cruise (Bowness Windermere Jetty - Museum Bowness)

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A visit to the Lakeland Motor Museum (7 mins drive or 35 mins walk from Lakeside Pier) - home to a collection of over 30,000 cars, motorcycles, scooters, cycles and auto memorabilia.

Highlights include a Campbell Bluebird exhibition, Vincent motorcycle display and an Isle of Man TT display.

There's something for the whole family with a riverside cafe, local heritage and period shopping displays.
Find out more on their website.

Standard Ticket Prices (valid from Saturday 4th April 2020 until Sunday 1st November 2020)

  • Prices below are return fares
Adults Children Families
£25.50£14.00£70.70

Additional Information

Lakeland Motor Museum

Lakeland Motor Museum

30,000 exhibits of motoring, motorcycling and much more.

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Additional Information

Service Status

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TODAY

✔️ Scenic cruises - all operating as normal

Red Cruise
(Bowness ↔ Ambleside), Yellow Cruise (Bowness ↔ Lakeside) & Islands Cruise (Bowness ↺)

⚠️ We're doing things differently to keep everyone safe. More information >


✔️ Self-drive boat hire (Socially-distanced, of course)

Book your boat now for 1 or 2 hours from Bowness (Beach), Bowness (Dock) or Ambleside (Waterhead).

⚠️ We're doing things differently to keep everyone safe. More information >


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⚠ SATURDAY 31 OCTOBER / SUNDAY 1 NOVEMBER

Strong wind and heavy rain is forecast that may cause problems for our scenic cruises and self-drive boat hire.
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Keep checking back to this Service Status page for more up-to-date information


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Access & Facilities

Disabled Access

Wheelchair users are strongly advised to call us to confirm which vessel is operating on which service as not all of our vessels are suitable for wheelchair users, particularly in poor weather conditions. On board toilet facilities on all vessels can only be reached by means of the stairs, however there are adapted toilets at Lakeside, Bowness and Ambleside Piers.

Our most wheelchair-friendly vessels are ‘steamers’ (marked in black on the timetable) that can be accessed by a ramp from the pier to the main cabin which is under cover and is on the same level. Our other vessels have limited access for wheelchairs but sometimes can be accommodated on board. Please call us to discuss your access requirements.

Concessions for Disabled Customers

If a disabled adult in your group needs a carer, then the carer travels free. For more information about this scheme and to see all the terms and conditions, please read our company policy for disabled passengers.

On-Board Facilities

Toilets are available on all our ‘steamers’ and launches (check for disabled access) but not our traditional launches. Many of our vessels have licensed bars and/or tea bars. So whilst enjoying the marvellous panoramic views, why not treat yourself to a tipple of your choice.

Conditions of Carriage

Our services are provided in accordance with our Conditions of Carriage which can be found on our homepage under ‘About Us’. Where tickets are issued solely on behalf of, or combined with other attractions or operators, Windermere Lake Cruises Limited is acting as agent for the relevant attraction/operator in all cases.

No Smoking Policy

For the safety and comfort of all passengers and crew, Windermere Lake Cruises Ltd operates a no smoking policy on-board its vessels, piers and shore premises. This includes electronic cigarettes.

Upgrade This Cruise

Did you know that you can make more of your cruise by upgrading it? Why not combine your cruise with a trip to two local attractions? You can view all of our cruise and two attraction tickets here.

Freedom of the Lake, Motor Museum & Aquarium

Freedom of the Lake, Motor Museum & Aquarium

Combine a day's worth of boat travel with a trip to the Lakeland Motor Museum and Lakeside Aquarium.

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Freedom of the Lake, Steam Train & Motor Museum

Freedom of the Lake, Steam Train & Motor Museum

Enjoy a full day on Windermere with a trip to some great attractions at the south of the lake.

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