• Fully physically accessible (for areas used by schools)
  • Toilets
  • Lunch facilities
  • Coach parking
  • Coach drop off
  • Cafe
  • Gift shop

Blackwell – The Arts and Crafts House

Blackwell is a stunning example of an Arts and Crafts house overlooking Windermere in the heart of the Lake District. Learn about the people who created the ouse and those that made it their holiday home in the early 1900s. Explore design elements from the Arts and Crafts movement through the architecture, decoration and furnishings. Discover what life was like when Blackwell was a school for pupils evacuated here from Liverpool during WWII. With period dress-up costume, learning interactives and plenty of opportunities for pupils to be inspired and get creative.

Learning Sessions


Full day / KS2
Explore pattern and symmetry through design. Pupils will create a sketchbook, use geometric shapes to draw complex design motifs
in observational drawing, and work in groups to create block-printed
wallpaper. Pupils will earn an Arts Award Discover by participating in
this full-day workshop.


Full day / KS3
As this website is going live, this session is being
developed and piloted by Ullswater Community College. Pupils will
earn an Arts Award Explore by participating in this full-day workshop. More details to follow soon.

Familiarisation Visits

Teachers are encouraged to visit free of charge to get inspired by the collection or prepare for a school visit.