The museum has had to
permanently close down due to increasing costs and reduced visitor numbers.
Click here for details.
The musem web site was designed for all ages to be informative
about the museum, Cockermouth and the Western Lake District. It is very
interactive with hundreds of pictures and information useful for pupils
and students working to National Curriculum topics and higher. I have
modified the Teachers and Students Pages to enable this web site to continue
be used as a resource. However, it would be very time consuming to re
jig all the other pages due to the number of site links and interlinks
so I have decided to leave those as they stood on the 30th November 2005,
the last day of operation. Users should please note
that it will not be updated and references to the museum, car parks, other
things to see and do etc. will gradually become incorrect or obsolete.
All the objects have now been packed and put in safe storage.
I am now trying to find a location to display the collection as an entity,
ideally it would need around 10,000 square feet. If you can help in this
respect please get in touch, any developments will be reported here. Click
here for details.
Rod Moore, MBE
5th February 2006
So, having noted the above,
Virtual World Wide 'Cumberland
& Model Museum'
on the 1st December 2005
of the 1995 National Heritage Shoestring Award for achieving the
best results with limited resources.
Welcome to the Home Page of
the museum web site. It is hoped that what you see here will encourage
you to visit this National Award Winning Museum in Cockermouth,
Cumbria, set in the most beautiful corner of Britain, on the north
western boundary of the English Lake District.
Look all round the site as it is informative, fun to use and very
interactive: pass your
pointer over the museum train logo (top right) and see how we used
to communicate before the web. Make
sure you do not miss anything as many of the images are interactive,
move your mouse pointer over them as you travel round the site -
and click on anything in blue or underlined to find more pages
of pictures and information. Currently there are nearly 400
pictures on 88 pages. In
order to access
them all go to each
of the main subject pages (opposite) as they will take you to other
pages, the spectacular 'Bluebells' page may take some finding!
All pages are printable and most of the images, simply place your
pointer over a picture and if the toolbar does not appear, right
click. Come back to the site every so often as it is updated and
enlarged regularly (see foot of page).
(Please note that € price subject to change)
School and group visits:
Web design, maps and photos by & © Rod Moore,
Anything on this site may be used for personal or educational non-profitmaking
use but please credit the museum. See 'The Last Page' for details
of commercial use, filming, etc.
Ways of making this web site better and constructive criticism welcomed:
E-mail contact: Rod@toymuseum.co.uk
Apart from the Teachers Page
THIS WEB SITE WILL NOT BE UPDATED, THE MUSEUM HAS CLOSED DOWN.
See Stop Press - for the latest on what is
happening at the museum.
Web Site - minor additions are done regularly, major
changes as follows:
Last major changes: 3rd July 2005
Education pages: resource lists for teachers.
Student help pages.
Faster site navigation links.
Plus Flying Pig history, Mexican MultiPeck and card model projects
ATMA page updated 9th June 2005
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