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The five galleries are the Costume Gallery, the Victorian room, The Georgian Room, the Curwen Room and the Long Gallery.

These rooms carry examples of period furniture and costumes, drawings by Helena Thompson, maritime models and a display on local social history.

For a true sense of history, step onto the hallowed ground of St Michael's Church, a footprint occupied by religious buildings since the 7th Century or St John's Church designed by Thomas Hardwick in commemoration of the Battle of Waterloo, built in 1823.

The proximity of Workington to the outstanding Lake District cannot be ignored.

The building in which the museum is housed was originally known as Park End House.

It was left to the people of Workington in 1940 by Helena Thompson, a local philanthropist whose family had been connected to the building from the late 18th century.

This room is also an interesting conference/meeting room area with interactive white board and plasma screen.

Located near Cockermouth and Keswick, Camerton Hall was built on the site of a Stone House dating back to the 15th century and a Pele Tower of an earlier period.

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In her latter years Helena gave away much of her inherited wealth to charitable causes, improving the town's amenities and in founding a maternity ward in Workington Infirmary.

In order to form the basis of a museum collection Helena bequeathed the contents of her home, which had been described a few years before her death as one of the loveliest in Workington.

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