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Freedom Of The Lake & Motor Museum

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

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 Friday 1st November 2019 until Friday 3rd April 2020)

  • Prices below are return fares
  • Book your tickets by selecting a date in the 'Book Your Cruise' box below.
Adults Children Families
£22.70£12.50£62.70

Additional Information

Lakeland Motor Museum

Lakeland Motor Museum

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

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Book Your Cruise

Select a date to view prices and sailing times.

  • Save online with advance tickets on our main cruises (book by midnight the night before).
  • Child prices are valid for children aged 5 - 15 years. Children under 5 travel free.
  • Family tickets are valid for 2 adults and 3 children.

Timetable

Your Journey

Our 'Freedom of the Lake' ticket is valid on all our scheduled sailings (includes red, yellow and islands cruises) for a period of 24 hours. We are unable to show all the timetable options for this ticket in this one page, please see our cruises page to see all of the sailings.

📄 Download a handy one-page boat timetable timetable

Additional Information

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All our services are operating as normal

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No car parking at Lakeside Pier from Tuesday 10 to Wednesday 11 December inclusive.

Our new vessel MV Swift is currently being assembled, maneuvered and launched at Lakeside Pier. Because of this, there are no car parking spaces available during this time. We're sorry for the inconvenience this may cause.

  • Want to watch the 'soft-launch' of the new vessel on Wednesday 11 December? Here's how!

Route Map

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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.