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Ruskin Museum

The museum covers the local history of Coniston, Arthur Ransome (1884-1967) author of the Swallows and Amazons, Donald Campbell (1921- 1967), and John Ruskin (1819 - 1900). The museum was founded in 1901 by the artist W. G. Collingwood, who had worked closely with Ruskin. From 9th March 2024, Campbell's Bluebird K7 is being permanently displayed in the Bluebird wing of the museum, alongside its original engine (the K7 jet craft recovered from Coniston Water in 2001 and restored to working order by North Shield engineer Bill Smith).


Coniston Donald Campbell (1921 - 1967) Museums, Archives, Galleries and Collections 1901 John Ruskin (1819 - 1900) W. G. Collingwood (1854 - 1932)
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- Official Website of the Ruskin Museum. "Telling the Story of Coniston Since 1901" .The museum covers the local history of Coniston, Arthur Ransome (1884-1967) author of the Swallows and Amazons, …

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John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)
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John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)
- Overview About John Ruskin John Ruskin (1819 - 1900) was one of the leading visionaries and thinkers of the Victorian era. John Ruskin (8 February 1819 – 20 January 1900) …
Donald Campbell (1921 - 1967)
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- Overview About Donald Campbell Donald Malcolm Campbell was a land and water speed record breaker. Born in Horley, Surrey on the 23rd of March 1921. He follwed in the footsteps …
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