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Price: free

Lake District Art Exhibitions

Discover local art exhibitions in our new Gaddum Gallery on the first floor. Pop in and take a look at our latest artist's exhibition and perhaps even choose a piece of artwork for your home. 

The Gaddum Gallery will give visitors the chance not only to see exceptional artworks from Cumbrian artists; they will also get the opportunity to visit what can only be described as ‘The Gallery with the best views in the UK’

The Gallery will aim to host 4-5 exhibitions per year of work by artists who are either based within the County or whose work is inspired by the County.


Maria Burton Exhibition - August to September 2018

From August to September we are delighted to host a brand new exhibition in the Gaddum Gallery by Lakes based artist Maria Burton.

Maria morphs what she sees either on location or back in the studio in Penrith. This metamorphosis may attempt to catch a second, several minutes, hours or even years of experience in an energy filled work.

Wherever possible, Maria visits the location she is painting a number of times or indeed observes the wildlife at some length in order to understand its nuances, it’s changes, its habits and behaviour. She has an innate fascination with the outside world in particular and with painting and, in awe of the majesty of fells and mountains, these often provide the stage for atmospheric skies to dance around. 

Maria takes every opportunity to study a myriad of artists and her influences include Fred Cuming, Joan Eardley, J.M.W. Turner, Peter Wileman and her current favourite, Christian Hook. Maria has a studio within the Eden Valley Artistic Network Gallery, Penrith, Cumbria. CA117PX - Read More


Ground Floor 

Lake District World Heritage interactive wall

Discover the elements that make the Lake District unique, we are the first National Park to be awarded UNESCO World Heritage status! Watch videos from local people who have been inspired by the bid and learn more about some of the elements which made up the successful inscription in July 2017.

Rugged Reflections

Enjoy these stunning aerial photos of the Lake District, all taken in a single day.


To book our Exhibition area or to find out more please call us on 015394 46601 or email