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John Paul Jones Museum

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John Paul Jones Museum.

The two-roomed Cottage, furnished in the style of the 1700s, is a fitting memorial to the swashbuckling hero. With audio headsets, visitors can hear the story of his action-filled life in the authentic setting of his birthplace, built for his father in 1740.

In the room to the back, built in 1831 by Lieutenant Pinckham USN, in order to ensure the continued survival of the building, there is a dramatic audio-visual presentation of the sights and sounds of Jones' most famous naval engagement in 1779 at Flamborough Head, off the Yorkshire coast, and a reconstruction of the great cabin of his man o' war 'Bonhomme Richard'

In a nearby building there is an exhibition gallery with an inviting museum shop. There is also an attractive rural picnic area offering marvellous views of the Solway and the Lake District.

Opening Times

April - September 10am-5pm, Tuesday to Sunday

July and August 10am-5pm, All Week.

Admission Fees

Adults £3.50, Concessions £3.00