The Rum Story

If it’s a historical excursion you’re in the market for, look no further than The Rum Story. This is a museum experience in Whitehaven that charts the dark history of Cumbria’s maritime past.

Explore the story of slavery and the barbaric transportation of those from West African villages, to the sugar plantations of the Caribbean, in what is one of the darkest periods of human history. Learn about piracy on the high seas, Nelson’s Navy and sea smugglers.

The Rum Story also looks at the hedonistic days of Illicit Stills and punch houses in the tropical paradises of the 19th century colonies. Whitehaven’s renowned Jefferson family feature at large.

The Rum Story also boasts a fantastic courtyard cafe, with a great selection of cakes and sandwiches plus a gift shop where you can buy the famous 1785 Jefferson's rum. Prices are Adult: £5.45, concession: £4.45 and child £3.45. The museum is located at 27 Lowther Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria.