Historic House In Cumbria

Brantwood is a registered museum but is still kept very much as a home. The house affords a unique opportunity to look into the daily life of one of England’s most important social and cultural figures. The atmosphere at Brantwood is special, because so many of Ruskin’s possessions remain. It feels as if the man himself has just stepped out into the garden!

Panels and information leaflets introduce visitors to Ruskin’s world while they wait by his coach under the archway to enter. They are then free to explore the seven historical rooms which he occupied during his lifetime, all of which are filled with his paintings, writings, furniture, art and natural history collections and personal memorabilia. For younger visitors is a range of quizzes and activity sheets.

The visit to the house also includes the Blue Gallery where there is a changing programme of specially curated exhibitions. See our What’s On page for Blue Gallery news.


For all Collection related enquiries, please contact us on 015394 41396 or email enquiries@brantwood.org.uk

Brantwood is an independent registered charity - The Brantwood Trust Coniston Cumbria LA21 8AD enquiries@brantwood.org.uk Telephone: 015394 41396