Folk Art

Folk Art: Why We Make Things Beautiful
11 November 2017 - 14 April 2018

The Lake District has a long history of communities making art, creating beautiful items, and learning new skills. This exhibition explores why people devote time and effort to making beautiful objects, and the unique and fascinating stories of their lives.

On display from the museum’s collection of over 40,000 items are objects made by miners, prisoners of war, and dozens of other anonymous people. Discover the reasons that people are drawn to craft, and see never before displayed pieces. The exhibition also celebrates the sports, talents and achievements that the people of Cumbria have devoted themselves to.

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