Workington’s long history is proudly on show in Curwen Park, where the
picturesque ruin of Curwen Hall can be enjoyed. It’s a fine place to
wile away some time on a sunny day. Leaving the park leads you to the
Helena Thompson Museum, a fine looking Georgian, Grade II listed house.
Its collection consists of costume and textiles; antiques and curios;
family possessions; portraits and domestic chattels dating from the
second half of the eighteenth century The collection has grown,
with a broadening of the scope to include industries, and domestic and
commercial life in the later nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
As the main town in Allerdale, Workington has a well designed, pedestrianised shopping area in the centre of the town. It features major high street brands and is a good retail day out.
Your cultural and entertainment needs are well served with a range of facilities.. In addition to the interesting Helena Thompson Museum, the Carnegie Theatre and Arts Centre’s programme of concerts, plays and shows in an Edwardian theatre, with a daytime cafe and live gigs in Monroe’s bar is a must visit in the town centre.
The Theatre Royal features a wide range of plays; highlights this year include Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Brassed Off and during the festive season, A Christmas Carol. A Chillfest (June), continental food market (August) and Decades music festival (May) can also be enjoyed in the town centre.
Workington’s £11m leisure centre is one of the best with 25m swimmming pool and all the best indoor sport and gym facilities.
11.00am - 5.00pm, Saturday, 1 December 2018