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Freedom of the Lake, Motor Museum & Aquarium

Explore the lake, motoring heritage and the natural world in one easy ticket.

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We’re following governmental advice and doing our bit to stop the spread of Coronavirus.
Sorry, but all boats have been currently suspended.

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This discounted ticket combines a day's worth of boat travel on Windermere with a visit to two top attractions just minutes from Lakeside Pier. It's a great day out for the whole family and combines stunning views from the water and a fascinating insight into the heritage and wildlife of the local area.

You should allow yourself at least 6 hours to make the most of this combined ticket.

Your ticket includes:

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Unlimited travel on board any of our boats for 24 hours including the Red Cruise, Green Cruise, Blue (Islands) Cruise and the Yellow Cruise to Lakeside Pier that's convenient for the Aquarium and Motor Museum. This ticket is the most economical way of visiting these attractions by boat if travelling from our Ambleside (Waterhead) Pier.

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A visit to the fascinating Lakes Aquarium to discover incredible creatures from otters and diving ducks to piranha and pike. There are events on every day including 'meet the creature' sessions.

Find out more on their website.

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Free shuttle bus linking the Lakeland Motor Museum with Lakeside Pier (10 minute journey)

Shuttle Bus Timetable

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A visit to the Lakeland Motor Museum - 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.


How to buy:

  • Book your cruise/combined ticket by entering a date below and following the payment instructions
  • You'll be sent an email voucher after purchase via our safe and secure website
  • Print off the email voucher/show it on your phone on the day to exchange it for your tickets

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

  • Prices below are return fares
Adults Children Families
£30.90£17.70£87.90

Additional Information

This ticket is available all year round, but there are some restrictions on travel during some parts of the year:

A full day out to explore the lake and the best of Lakeland heritage.

A full day out to explore the lake and the best of Lakeland heritage.

Enjoy a full day on Windermere and enjoy some great attractions at the south of the lake.

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Additional Information

Service Status

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Sorry, all our services are temporarily closed.

Our cruises, self-drive boat hire and cafes closed on 22 March to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus/Covid-19 in line with government guidelines. We are monitoring the situation closely and further updates will be published on this website when necessary.

Behind the scenes, we've been working to make sure that when it is safe to reopen, we'll be ready to welcome you back.
For now we ask you to be patient, keep supporting each other and we hope to see you again soon!

Already booked?

We will be contacting all of our pre-booked customers in advance to arrange refunds on your tickets.

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Access & Facilities

Disabled Access

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. Our 'steamers' operate on our red cruises and yellow cruises. We're sorry, but other cruises operated by our smaller, traditional vessels are not accessible for wheelchair users.

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’.

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.