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Penrith and Eden Museum
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Penrith and Eden Museum - Harrison Wilkinson, a surgeon in the Royal Navy and a native of Penrith, left in his will 'all the books comprising his library, all his coins, medals, and casts, for use of all the inhabitants of the town of Penrith forever, without alienation by sale or otherwise'. When the Mechanics Institute has dissolved the collections were passed on to the Working Men's Reading Room. Those assets were in turn transferred to the Penrith Museum.
Finding the Penrith and Eden Museum
Penrith and Eden Museum is next to Penrith Tourist Information Centre. They are both in the former Robinson's School building on Middlegate, Penrith. The Museum is a short walk from Penrith Town Centre, the Bus Station, Penrith Blue Bell Lane car park and a slightly longer walk from Penrith North Lakes Railway Station.
The Museum is just a few minutes' walk from the centre of Penrith. Follow King Street (heading past the George Hotel on your right) and onto Middlegate. Continue along Middlegate and you will see the Tourist Information Centre and Penrith and Eden Museum on your right. Access to the Museum is through Penrith Tourist Information Centre.
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