The Rum Store

Situated in the historic port town of Whitehaven, The Rum Store is a truly unique, not to be missed experience. Once through the doors you will leave behind the technology driven culture of modern- day England and be transported back to the tropical paradise of the 18th century Caribbean jungle, where you will begin your nautical journey through the Rum Story.

The journey traces the origins of Whitehaven’s sad involvement in the slave trade and its transportation of men and women from villages in Africa to the Antiguan sugar plantations, where they were made to work for wealthy landowners. The stories are filled with tales of morally bankrupt pirates, waring aristocrats and all the customs and cultures of the day. You can experience the legendary punch houses, and see how gangsters operated their illegal pubs and bars in an age of jazz and corruption. The stories all link back to Whitehaven and the Jefferson family who played an integral part in the maritime exploits of the day, as well as preparing and selling their exquisite rum.

The Rum Store is a great twist on the traditional museum experience and kids will love it! Last admission is at 15.30 and ticket prices range from Adult £5.45, concession £4.45, child £3.45 and family £16.45.

The Courtyard Cafe provides a menu full of home-made nutritious snacks and lunches. There is also a great little gift shop where you can pick up unusual quirky gifts and of course sample some of the famous 1785 Jefferson’s rum.

For further information go to the Rum Story Website