Lakeland Motor Museum 2010-08-16
The Lakeland Motor Museum has recently moved to Backbarrow, once the home of the 'Dolly Blue' cleaning product that tainted every surface in this beautiful Lakeland village aquamarine. In fact, the museum is situated on the site of the old factory, and thankfully apart from a homage to 'Dolly Blue' in the museum, the product has long since been washed away from the brickwork of the houses and walls.
The Lakeland Motor Museum got itself off to an inauspicious start in my affections - I send an email a few days before travelling asking whether photography was allowed in the museum. I am still waiting for a response.
The museum turned out to be quite a treasure trove of vehicular memorabilia. It is crammed to the rafters despite recently opening making me believe that the acquisition of further vehicles will necessitate the rotation of exhibits. Incredibly, it is impossible to deviate from the direction markers emblazoned on the carpet - a short-cut between cars to get to the other side of the hall was out of the question since everything is parked toe to tail. This regrettably made photography difficult also since the vehicles are parked sardine-like.
Finally, the shortbread in the cafe looked extremely appetizing - but fell way short of the mark. A tasteless cardboard consistency being a major disappointment :(