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image for Museum item typeHelena Thompson Museum

Museum, free entry


The Helena Thompson is both a Museum and a Community Centre serving the town of Workington and surrounding area. We also welcome you to Workington Hall, which is the former seat of the Curwen Family, Lords of the Manor of Workington. Mary Queen of Scots spent her last night of freedom in the Hall before making her enforced journey to the Tower of London.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for groupsVenue approved for civil marriageWedding receptions

Opening details

Monday to Friday 10.00-16.30
Saturday By arrangement
Sunday 13.30-16.30
Last entry 16.00


Free entry


Park End Road,
CA14 4DE


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Map reference: NY 008284  Lat: 54.64091 Long: -3.53858

Located just off the main A66 on Park End Road.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Workington station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Venue approved for civil marriageVenue approved for civil marriage
  • Wedding receptionsWedding receptions