Went to the rum story with my boyfriend on Tues and even though it just looks like a shop outside once you go through the glass doors your adventure begins it was soo interesting you start your journey in the rainforest and it takes you right up to present day, it has disabled acsess throughout ,a place for kids to play and a free taster rum session for the adults yum yum :).at £5.95 its well worth a visit.
This is a lovely little tourist attraction which is part of a growing change in Whitehaven to become a more tourist friendly georgian town.
The museum depicts the history of rum, as at one time Whitehaven was the second largest port in the UK and one of the major imports to the town was rum.
The museum shows the story of rum and covers the journey it took to get here, the slave trade, and uses for rum. The museum is interactive with many top displays.
In addition to this the museum has a great little cafe and a well stocked shop.
Tucked up a little alleyway off Lowther Street, you can easily walk past. Primarily a tourist attraction depicting the story of the rum and slave trade from whitehaven - VOTED CUMBRIA TOURISM'S SMALL VISITOR ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR 2007. The cafe is set in the gorgeous courtyard entrance. There is a choice of eating inside - in little booths or in the courtyard area in patio type seating, where you can watch the Rum Story kinetic clock. The food is sandwiches, soups, jacket potatoes and a selection of cakes. All the food is reasonably priced, tasty and well presented. The place is often busy and you may have to wait for seats. Food - nothing fancy but good value for money, Surroundings - lovely.
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