The Armitt – explore the history of Ambleside in this unique museum setting. Whilst enjoying our rich Lakeland heritage … Listen to controversial John Ruskin. Watch a lantern slide show. Take an interactive ‘birds-eye’ view of the Lakeland landscape through the magic of photographer Herbert Bell. Learn about Oscar Gnospelius the early seaplane pioneer. Admire the treasury of Beatrix Potter’s original natural history watercolours never before displayed or browse the significant collection of local artwork by the influential 20th century artist Kurt Schwitters. There’s plenty to see in Ambleside’s local museum.