"The Museum was purpose built in 1897, is made of local green volcanic 'slate' and St. Bees sandstone. It is set in the beautiful Fitz Park, with tennis, putting, bowls and large children's playground nearby, riverside walks and picnic area. It is the oldest purpose built museum in the Lake District, and it still retains its Victorian feel. .. The collections include: A stunning collection of crystals and minerals (Many of national importance KH) Flintoft's amazing 4m Scale Model of the Lake District Original letters by Southey, Wordsworth and Walpole The famous 664 year old cat The remarkable Musical Stones, played by Royal Command for Queen Victoria. Napoleon's Teacup! The skin of a giant cobra and a mantrap"